Does Today’s Comedy Offend You?

by minimus 38 Replies latest jw friends

  • minimus

    There was a time we could laugh about mindless silly things. Someone using an ethnic accent, making fun of their own race, making fun of someone’s intelligent, etc. We could laugh without feeling constantly offended , upset or disturbed.

    Comedians have to now worry that SOMEONE, SOMETHING MIGHT offend someone somehow. I thinks it’s turned into ridiculousness!!!

  • rickroll

    Its not about being offended. Everything will offend someone. If you don't like it don't watch it. What I don't like is this PC BS form the left fake woke bull shit. Almost non of the original SNL would be allowed now because it is insensitive. Bull shit. So sick of these little snowflakes who need safe places because they may hear something that they don't want to. We are raising a nation of pussy's.

  • littlerockguy

    Archie Bunker and George Jefferson would be banned today.

  • MeanMrMustard
  • road to nowhere
    road to nowhere

    Yes. Little is funny, most if is mean spirited. Examples: Carlin, I didnt like his vulgar speech, but could appreciate the dirty word routine, the god and money remarks

    Red Skelton: super patriot, failed to recognize that at even good government can err

    Colbert: went so left he is not worth watching, no w of the laughing at ourselves anymore

  • zeb

    and here in Oz we have few nationally known comedians. And some especially female cant open their mouth without using profanity.

  • minimus

    Nearly all comedies of the 60s and 70s would be taboo by certain standards

  • WTWizard

    This is what happens when we ban all "offensive speech". A few, who are preparing to bring Noahide Law onto the whole planet, are against anyone complaining about it (and it is actually built into the law against "cursing god or its chosen people"). And, since the nature of language is that, when one term is banned, someone is going to find a substitute for it. Then, that word has to be banned, too--along with its original meaning. The vocabulary shrinks. It is intentional since there are expressions that are not supposed to be expressed at all.

    And I can think of plenty of English words that have common meanings that are fine, yet are banned or soon to be banned because some obscure meaning is "offensive" to a few. Just about every color can be termed "racist", even if they are normally used to describe how things appear. "Red"? That, and any other word used to denote this color (and you find it all the time if you drive--red lights and stop signs), is also an offensive term to denote "Native Americans" (once called "Indians"--because someone mistook our continent for India when finding it). Yellow? That term is another primary color, found in many flowers and denotes "caution"--and is deemed by a few as an offensive word for "Oriental".

    Our whole language is going to be offensive when Noahide Law takes effect. And, if everyone sides with those taking offense (especially those in power), this law will take effect sooner than later. And, trust me--in its strictest form, Noahide Law is even worse than the dreaded Sharia Law that islam imposes. Everything that could connect you to the past or a better place is banned, as is any attempt to find freedom from the enslavement and communism that is coming. Even Russia never had it to this extreme extent--it was bad, but nothing compared to Noahide Law.

  • Xanthippe

    Nope I'm not offended. I don't recognise what you're describing either. I often watch Live at the Apollo on TV which is from a London theatre.

    A Muslim man will make fun of Muslims and a gay woman will make fun of gay women. Comedians often make fun of their religious or ethnic background.

  • Queequeg

    "Nearly all comedies of the 60s and 70s would be taboo by certain standards."

    Today's comedy is offensive to me because of this. I think that comedy that pushes the edges of what is acceptable in society is ultimately beneficial. Even when I don't personally think that it's funny. I know that "edgy" comedy is still happening, but I get the impression that it's pulled back because of P.C. B.S.. .

    It's an interesting coincidence that I watched a youtube video of Don Rickles being interviewed by Dennis Miller from 1996 last night. I've never been a big fan of either comedian, but they made me laugh with their pretty tame non pc banter. The only reason that I happened to be watching Dennis Miller on you tube is that a friend of mine said that my humor reminded him of Dennis Miller...

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