Did Brian Dunkelman wish AIDS on Ryan Seacrest?

by Liz Finn-Arnold, posted Jul 31st 2007 5:39PM
Ryan SeacrestAccording to TMZ, Brian Dunkelman offended a Laugh Factory audience last week by bitterly joking during his stand-up routine, "If wishes came true Ryan Seacrest would have AIDS."

As you might recall, Dunkelman was Ryan's American Idol co-host during season one. After leaving the show, Dunkelman faded into obscurity while Ryan Seacrest went on to become one of the most recognizable faces on TV.

Poor Dunkelman. How was he supposed to know that AIDS jokes aren't funny? He's not very bright. After all, this is the man who walked away from American Idol unaware that it would become the biggest reality TV phenomenom of the decade.

So, yes, we understand why you're bitter, Dunkelbrain. But there's no need to wish sickness and death on Seacrest. That's just bad karma. Besides, believe it or not, you still have some true-blue Dunkel-fans.

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Bash

phenomena is plural.

August 02 2007 at 9:17 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
In L.A.

I agree, what an immature and juvenile thing to say - this guy is definitely bitter and he should be.

August 01 2007 at 1:54 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
TomB

What an absolutely horrible thing to say.

August 01 2007 at 11:12 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Tigeeno

I can't believe that he's a comedian. I saw a AI Rewind show the other day and wondered why they didn't can him during the season he did.

He sucked so bad it was kinda fun to watch !

August 01 2007 at 10:30 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Mel

Who actually cares?

Maybe he meant teaching AIDS.

August 01 2007 at 9:56 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Jay

Dunkleman left AI because he didn't want to introduce other performers. He left entirely on his own. The producers recently hired him to do voiceover work for AI Rewind. (In hindsight, it was a good thing because Seacrest and him had anti-chemistry and clearly didn't get along. It was painful to watch.)

August 01 2007 at 5:22 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Jim

I've got your back, Dunkelman.

Seacrest is a prick.

July 31 2007 at 11:34 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Curt

AIDS jokes are like dead baby jokes.


Hilarious.

Have you heard the one about the baby with Aids?

oh man, that one NEVER gets old.

July 31 2007 at 10:20 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
st3v3n

Haven't you heard? AIDS is funny now.

July 31 2007 at 8:03 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Will Teullive

Why did Dunkelman leave Idol anyway? Did he have better options? Was there a big bidding war among the networks for the unique talents of Dunkelman that we are all unaware of?

Seacrest is pulling down $12-$15 million per year, Dunkelman is doing open mic during the week at the Laugh Factory hoping somebody notices him.

I guess we could safely say he's jealous.

Will Teullive
http://1527rowland.blogspot.com/

July 31 2007 at 7:43 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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