Comedian Jeffrey Ross Mocks Joe Paterno, Jokes About Aurora Shooting

| by Michael Allen

Comedian and Roastmaster General Jeffrey Ross may have gone too far during a roast of Roseanne at the New York Friar’s Club, which was taped by Comedy Central on Saturday.

When he arrived, Ross came dressed as the late Penn State football coach Joe Paterno,with  two boys, who wore football helmets and towels, reports Entertainment Weekly.

Inside the Friar's Club, Ross aimed his comedy at red-haired actor Seth Green: “This is actually a really big night for you. You haven’t gotten this much attention since you shot all those people in Aurora.”

Ross added: “I’m kidding! You’re not like James Holmes. At least he’s doing something in a movie theater that people remember.”

The jokes were reportedly met with groans and boos.

After the roast was over, Roseanne said backstage: “That crossed the line. But comedy is about moving the line… And where is the line in a country that has freedom of speech? Maybe there isn’t one.”