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Dane Cook criticized for decision at charity show

BostonStrongConcertBOSTON (AP) — Comedian Dane Cook is coming under fire for his decision not to let organizers stream or televise his set at a benefit concert for victims of the Boston Marathon bombings.

Cook tweeted a brief apology early Friday, saying he didn’t want any of his new material to hit the airwaves yet.

That didn’t pacify critics, including several who asked on Twitter why Cook chose to do a new set at a charity event.

Cook’s representatives didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment.

The overnight Boston Strong Concert featured acts including Aerosmith, James Taylor, Jimmy Buffett and Boys II Men. The show raised money for The One Fund, the compensation fund established by Gov. Deval Patrick and Mayor Thomas Menino to help bombing victims.


  • theobserver

    Wait…. There was a benefit concert for the people affected by the Marathon Bombings?

    Best kept secret ever.

    Live Aid, Farm Aid, Katrina, Sandy and numerous other benefits are BROADCAST with a number at the bottom for folks to call in.

    Don Law is a PROMOTER interested in how much money he could make and the amount raised that night is a paltry sum if he had engineered it properly.

    As for Dane Cook, thank you for sparing us your humorless humor.

    • bagpip

      Mr Observer, you don’t seem to be very observant. All that info you missed was posted right here, well in advance of today.

    • bagpip

      Oh and he maybe sparing you his “humorless humor”, but to put things in perspective he is a multi millionaire, you are not. I would say that like most of your opinions, makes you are a very small minority in this country.

  • bagpip

    Dane cook is a d**k anyway. Funny yes, but a despicable person. Boot him out of the show, nobody will miss him.