10 Comedians Who Have Received Death Threats

Being a comedian might seem like a great job that involves writing jokes and performing them in front of large audiences on stage and on television, however it isn’t always as good as you might think. The fact that they often tackle controversial subject matter and sensitive topics means that they can be incredibly divisive, shocking and offend members of the audience. Many stand-ups and comics have faced public backlashes for comments they have made as part of their routine. Despite the fact that they are just jokes, many have taken them entirely seriously and this has led to some comedians even receiving death threats.

Amy Schumer

Harassment became so bad for Amy Schumer that she actually feared for her life. The controversial comedian faced a backlash following the death of Jackass star Ryan Dunn, when she made the joke that it might have been better if fellow cast member Steve-O had died instead. Some fans took this to heart and took out their anger on Amy.

Trey Parker & Matt Stone

South Park has grown in popularity largely due to the fact that it has never shied away from mocking every type of group, whether it is religious, political or cultural. Of course, this also means that they are a prime target for hate, in particular from those that have been especially made fun of, such as scientologists. Many viewers have since expressed their anger at the creators and some have even threatened to kill the pair.