21 of the Most Inaccurate Movie Titles

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It ain’t easy being a stand-up comic. Unruly audience members throw beer bottles at comedians. They challenge Mike Tyson to fights. They tackle Dave Chappelle. They even stomp onstage at the Oscars to deliver open-handed slapsJim Jeffries knows all about it  —  he’s been punched by a heckler. Twice.

“If you Google ‘Jim Jeffries punched’, you will see what people do with me when they heckle,” Jeffries told Australia’s Channel 7's Sunrise. Sure enough  —  slug those search terms into the ol’ Google machine and the mayhem is there for all to see.

It’s been almost five years since a job offer to join the cast of Saturday Night Live vaulted Shane Gillis from relative obscurity to the global stage. Within a week, reporting revealed that Gillis had a history of making racist and homophobic jokes on his podcast, and the offer was withdrawn. Gillis offered a very qualified apology (which he later disavowed), and then went back to doing what he’d been doing: performing live, making comedy for the internet and staying out of the mainstream cultural discourse. 

Over the past year, however, Gillis has started getting back on the traditional path to comic stardom, including satisfying the requirements of industry gatekeepers. Now he has Tires, a new sitcom on Netflix, which he co-created and in which he stars. Like all his latest work, it’s not as bad as it could have been.