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Sep 12, 2011 5:55 PM by Gene Cotton

RI nightclub fire joke deleted from Sheen roast

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Comedy Central says it plans to delete from the upcoming broadcast of a Charlie Sheen roast a joke about victims of a Rhode Island nightclub fire that killed 100 people.

Network spokeswoman Aileen Budow says the joke was delivered by Jackass comedian Steve-O. She says it'll be omitted from the finaledit of the "Roast of Charlie Sheen" airing Sept. 19.

The joke refers to the victims in The Station nightclub fire in West Warwick in 2003 as "nobodies."

Rhode Island comedian David Kane's son Nicholas O'Neill died in the fire. Kane says he was insulted by the joke and asked for it to be pulled from the broadcast.

Sheen was fired from the CBS sitcom "Two and a Half Men" in March after a meltdown during which he claimed to be a "rock star from Mars."

 

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