As for my stance I think the first line in this writeup says it all...
The first rule of comedy that all comedians are taught is “F**k’em if they can’t take a joke!”
So, yeah, fuck 'em.
Mike Ward also has to pay the kid's mother five grand in moral damages, and two grand in punitive damages. Fuck him and fuck her too.
To be clear, Mike Ward's comedic treatment of Jeremy Gabriel was repulsive and not at all funny, but he should have the freedom to be repulsive and even to maliciously target specific disadvantaged individuals with his comedy.