TV comedian apologises for blasphemous skit
Television personality Rove McManus has apologised for the content of a skit by an American stand-up comedian on his variety show on Tuesday.
McManus, host of the self-titled Channel Ten show Rove Live, said he was shocked by Scott Capurro's "disgraceful" routine.
During the performance, San Francisco-based comedian Capurro referred to the crucifix as a masturbatory fantasy and said Catholic schools were a breeding ground for homosexuals.
He aimed much of his material at a 16-year-old boy in the audience and made suggestive comments about licking cocaine from small boys' backs.
Viewers described the skit as vulgar, obscene and blasphemous.
McManus apologised for the content before the close of the program. Yesterday McManus said he was appalled by the routine and just as offended as other people.
He said he was unaware of the content of Capurro's performance prior to the show, and while he had seen Capurro's work before, he did not expect such profane jokes.