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Colonel's complaint about comedian leads to review of shows: A raunchy standup comedy performance at... #airforce

Colonel's complaint about comedian leads to review of shows: A raunchy standup comedy performance at... #airforce

A raunchy standup comedy performance at an Air Force base has prompted a review of which entertainers can perform for all service members. Jokes told in the Aug. 10 show at RAF Lakenheath, England, prompted the vice commander of the 48th Fighter Wing there to walk out on the performance and later write a blistering commentary accusing the comedian of making jokes about sexual assault. The jokes were “beyond the scope of what should have been discussed in a military place,” Col. Mark Ciero told Air Force Times.. “This is not a discussion about free speech. It’s a discussion about a location for talking about issues that are adverse to our culture, adverse to our sexual assault awareness.” Comedian Mitch Fatel, Ciero said, depicted sexual assault “in a positive light” by making jokes about spiking a woman’s drink in order to have sex and removing a woman’s undergarments whil...

Full article: http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20130822/OFFDUTY02/3...

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