Why Was Dane Cook Ripped for His Boston Strong Peformance?

by | May 31, 2013 at 8:47 PM | Celebrities

Dane Cook


Comedian Dane Cook set tongues wagging for all thew wrong reasons following his performance last night’s star-studded Boston Strong: An Evening of Support and Celebration to help the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings.

The reason? Despite being for a good cause, nobody outside the venue actually saw it.

While the concert was not televised, it was streamed online, at least up until Cook delivered his stand-up performance, which he requested be taken off the stream.

He later explained the decision on Twitter, writing, “Hey everyone sorry my set was not a part of the live stream or televised! I didn’t want any of the new material to hit the airwaves yet!”

That didn’t sit well with audiences, as fans took to social media to express their disapproval. One critic, Boston Herald sportswriter Jeff Howe, wrote, “I wish I could have used my voice to help the Marathon victims like @DaneCook. Instead, the washed-up comic uses it to kick his new career.”

Ouch.

Promoter Live Nation told reporters that nearly half a million people logged in to watch the show.