Dane Cook wouldn't let his set stream live during Boston Strong benefit concert, viewers outraged

dane-cook-boston-strong-live-stream.jpgThursday night (May 30) several acts came together for Boston Strong, a concert held to raise money for One Fund Boston, which supports victims of the Boston Marathon bombing. The artists included Aerosmith, James Taylor, Dropkick Murphys, Boston, Jimmy Buffett and the New Kids on the Block.

You know who else performed? Dane Cook. But the live stream viewers wouldn't know it because Cook refused to let his material be part of the live stream. Cook tweets:

"Hey everyone sorry my set was not a part of the live stream or televised! I didn't want any of the new material to hit the airwaves yet!"

The reaction online was swift and merciless. Responses on Twitter include:

  • "@DaneCook Really? Then why do a new set at a charity show? Couldn't you just steal some @louisck jokes like you usually do? #concert4boston." -- Adam Frawley

  • "@DaneCook It's your acting career that you shouldn't let hit the airwaves." -- Paul Kelley

  • "Right, he wouldn't want someone to steal his material. Because that would define ironic." -- Peter Winson

  • "it's an event for charity and that idiot had his feed blocked to try out new material...that's classless." -- Jon Hutcheon

  • "You would have been better off not participating, and donating on your own. The silence was a disruptive buzz kill." -- Patrick Maguire

  • "Honestly, shouldn't we be thanking Dane Cook for NOT live-streaming his act?" -- Jennifer L.

  • "Lay off of Dane Cook. Blocking out his "Boston Strong" performance was the best act of charity he could have delivered." -- Peyton's Head

And these are just the responses without profanity.

What do you think, gang? Does Dane Cook have a right to keep his new material private? Or should he maybe not have debuted new material at a charity show so it could have been livestreamed?
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