His latest CD from Comedy Central, Caligula, is a case in point. He begins with a rape joke, and announces happily there will be more to come. And if joking about rape doesn't bother you, he's got jokes about the handicapped, child molesting, the Holocaust, and 9/11. Just in case you haven't heard something to shake your head at, he ends his set with a little bad-taste bit about Casey Anthony.
He likes to set the audience up with what seems like a fairly innocuous story, and then pull the rug out with the punchline. You begin to laugh even before you realize what it is you're laughing about, and then he's on his way to the next bit. If a comic can get a laugh about the Holocaust, he has to be one funny guy. Besides, as he points out after one of his jokes, you came to see him. His act shouldn't come as a surprise. Bad taste is his stock in trade; you must have been aware of what he does. So if you don't mind finding yourself laughing at the dark side of humanity, you won't want to miss Jeselink's latest. If this kind of thing bothers you, you should have stayed home.
The CD, recorded live in Chicago, is an extended and uncensored version of the standup special that appeared on Comedy Central on January 13. It runs a little short of an hour. A DVD with bonus material including uncut versions of Jeselink's performances on the network's roasts of Donald Trump, Charlie Sheen, and Roseanne is also available.