Meet April Macie, a comedian who appeared on Last Comic Standing as a finalist and is currently performing in comedy clubs nationwide. However, Macie is causing a bit of controversy and is making headlines with her jokes about beating children, which she revealed today on the Bob and Tom Show. Check out the joke that many are thinking that April pushed a little bit too far and see photos of the comedian here.
April Macie is a comedian who is causing quite the controversy with a joke she made that references child discipline but she pushed the limit a little bit too far in some critics’ eyes.
Sure, she is a comedian who can be a tad outspoken and even offensive, but her joke brought up the controversial to-spank-or-not-to-spank issue that some people are not finding funny.
So what exactly did April say to get people’s panties in a bunch? Well in her act she said that she feels that children “need a good beating” every now and then and a “little smack once in a while is good when they get lippy.” She added that she was smacked around as a child ratting out her dad by saying that he “beat the funny right into her”.
About her comedic career, Macie was quoted as saying that her dysfunctional childhood influenced her career route, “Bad parents are the gift that keeps on giving. There is nothing better than making a room full of people laugh. Laughter is the best medicine… right next to Prozac. Comedy is my coping mechanism.”
Even though she was voted as the “Funniest and Hottest” (see hot photo here comedian in America by Howard Stern, people are thinking that the joke that she made was uncalled for. Check out the April Macie stand up on the Bob and Tom show at http://www.bobandtom.com/show/2010/09/16 and let me know what you think.
Was Macie out of hand or was she just being a comic?