Must be why Hollywood and the stand-up circuit are dominated by conservatives...wait...seriously though when did this site get so bad that it's full of the same trash you find on Facebook shared by fat guys with goatees and Oakleys?
@Fac3pa1m, "Hollywood dominated by conservatives"
What? Is that a joke?
@Fac3pa1m, Yeah! Fuch those guys with those goatees and Oakleys. :: rubs chin beard / mustache and pushes name brand sunglasses up bridge of nose with his finger :: They suck!!
@Fac3pa1m, *whispers* because of all the fat guys with goatees and Oakley’s
@ archiethesailor, Yes, it’s a joke. Hence the “...wait...” at the end of the statement.
@Berntley, I'm sorry that I didn't catch it
@ archiethesailor, All good. I’m far too confrontational today for this app, so sorry if that seemed snappy.
@Berntley, That's ok. We all have bad days
@Fac3pa1m, And I get the feeling the guys with Oakleys and goatees are named Karl. Just a hunch from my recent downvotes lol!
@Cobaltqube, ChildSlapper is definitely a fat guy with a goatee and Oakley’s.
Comedy is just as “offensive” as ever. We as a society just decided that the jokes have to be funny, instead of just being offensive for the sake of being offensive.
Plus there has always been some group that gets offended at anything. SJWs, hardcore conservatives and the likes have been around forever.
@K1l, the change was that offensive jokes(even if they are hilarious) are no longer allowed. Funny itself has nothing to do with it.
On the checklist for what’s okay for a joke, being funny is way down the list after checking who might get offended first
@Richard Cypher, lol that’s not true.
-It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia is the longest running sitcom of all time, still going, and it’s the most offensive sitcom I’ve ever seen.
-Bill Burr, Louis CK (until the incident), Eric Andre, Jimmy Carr, Ricky Gervais, just to name a few, are very popular comedians who are doing perfectly fine. And older more offensive comedians like George Carlin and Dave Chappelle are still well liked.
-Deadpool, the most “offensive” superhero ever is extremely popular.
Not even just comedy, entertainment in general is more “offensive than ever”. Game of Thrones, a show that contains copious amounts of nudity, language, graphic violence and incest has become the most popular television show of all time.
Obviously there are overly sensitive people around, but in general,society is more open to things than previous generations. The difference is that now, we draw the line between quality comedy and storytelling and mean spirited, unfunny media.
@Richard Cypher, I think you have it backwards. Take any of today’s comics and put them back in the 50’s and you’d see them get run out of town for being too offensive.
Comedy has always pushed the boundaries, and has often broken through them. It doesn’t mean that boundaries never existed before now...
@K1l, the ultra liberal crowd around universities have made it impossible to do a show in town. Every comic or speaker says the same thing.
@big freedom, as long as you’re focusing on political ideologies, don’t forget there religious conservatives. They’ve been trying to sue comics since the 70’s...
@A Blunt Object, they’re both equally idiotic. Don’t give either of them any power. One being terrible does not make it okay for the opposite to be equally shîtty
@big freedom, no it doesn’t, but you seem to point out one side exclusively. Just giving equal time to all the idiots...
@A Blunt Object, the rise of the ultra sensitive left is far more dangerous. The comics still played university towns when the religious right were screaming for censorship.
I can ignore the morons on the right and be just fine. The morons on the left are ruining life for everyone.
@big freedom, so they’re not “equally idiotic” then? Sure they are, neither one is going to ruin life for everyone. You simply don’t agree with the ones on the left, which makes it a greater perceived threat...
@A Blunt Object, can you read? I don’t agree with either, but it’s possible to ignore one and not the other. That makes them worse (to me)
@big freedom, you shouldn’t ignore either, both have their faults and should be called out justly...
@A Blunt Object, don’t give them any thought and they go away. Ignoring is perfectly valid approach.
While comedy is still offensive it is sad that certain groups are trying to make comedians apologize for jokes. I dont think comedy is going to die off, social media just gave a louder voice to idiots.
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It all started when Gilbert Gohtfreed (however you spell it) lost contracts for making a tsunami joke.
There was this comedian called George Carlin. (He's dead now) but his material was extremely offensive but also hilarious. I also watch uncensored comedy Central occasionally and it's still pretty tame but is the more recent stuff. If George was still around, his career wouldn't be a thing anymore based off of many articles I've read about people taking comedy out of context. It's a sad thing people are so 'emotionally' fragile recently.
@OfficialNyarlathotep, George Carlin was arrested in Milwaukee for performing a comedy routine, and was was the basis for a complaint from the FCC that went to the Supreme Court in ‘78.
But yeah today he’d have no career because people would be offended...
@A Blunt Object, well, that's good to know. Kinda half expected such a thing based on his routine.
God this is some boomer shjt
@SkizleDNizleS, Boomers don't get offended. They're still laughing at racist jokes.
@Suicide Squad Sucks, sure they do. Colin Kaepernick sure ruffled some old feathers
@SkizleDNizleS, boomers don't get offended by jokes though. They understand that when someone is making a joke they aren't being serious.
@Doctor Yak, sure they do. No generation is immune to getting offended. All it takes is someone joking about something they dont like.
@SkizleDNizleS, ok, then what I mean is that boomers don't think that being offended by a joke means that people can't make the joke and then try and get the joke banned by attacking the person that made it and/or everyone who gives them work.
What do you call a person with no legs one arm and an eye patch?
I’m offended by this meme!
I’m offended by this
@dshira, I’m offended that they find comedy offensive.
I don’t get it, is it flannel shirts and corduroys that died out?
Watch Anthony Jeselnik. I promise you will be happily offended
@Pvt BB Ghanoush, Jeselnik is hilariously dark. I could never get tired of him.