Comedy versus Ridicule (2 rules)

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Have been very passively watching the Trevor Noah controversy regarding some Tweets of questionable taste (to some) and felt I needed to weigh in…but only after calming down a bit.

I think the difference between comedy and ridicule comes down to intent, common decency and a realistic view of the world:

1) If you make a joke about an individual and he/she doesn’t like it, you should apologize sincerely and move on.

2) If you make a joke about a group, community or category and they don’t like it, fuck  ‘em; that’s what comedy’s about.

* drops mike *

* picks mike back up *

* apologizes to mike for being a jerk *

* moves on *

Mike

One thought on “Comedy versus Ridicule (2 rules)

  1. I guess that’s why all germans used to laugh like monkeys at the SS and their puffy pants but nobody would say bugger all about Hitler’s moustache.

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