Just Kidding

Lol so we should just stop appreciating comedy in general… (cos every joke/skit is inherently poking fun at some facet of society or life). Regressive liberalism at work here.

Comedy is great when it speaks truth to power; not so much when it tramples on the weak and disenfranchised

Doesn’t matter who it tramples on, it can always be construed as taking advantage of a certain situation which may victimise a certain group. Yes we give comedy more freedom when it makes fun of white people rather than when it stereotypes black people, but should it be so? The purpose of comedy is to give everyone equal footing and poke fun at people and scenarios of all backgrounds.

“It can always be construed as taking advantage of a certain situation which may victimise a certain group.”
 Yeah, absolutely. My point isn’t that victimization doesn’t happen, but that victimizing corporations, governments and power in general is relatively okay compared to victimizing the downtrodden. Great case study by Louis CK here
“Yes we give comedy more freedom when it makes fun of white people rather than when it stereotypes black people, but should it be so?”
Yes! Aamer Rahman explains why very eloquently (and humorously) in under 3 minutes.
“The purpose of comedy is to give everyone equal footing”
In principle this would be great if it were true. The challenge is that people have very different starting points, so “I make fun of everyone equally” does not equate to “I am fair to everyone”. I think Chris Rock had a great bit on that too, in an interview.

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