Most people in #MugClub tend to agree PC culture is ruining entertainment. And everything else that used to be good. But when did it start to get this bad?
Owen Benjamin blames Obama. But in a thoughtful way. Not in an auditioning for Fox News way.
Owen Benjamin and @RoamingMil unpack when PC culture started ruining entertainment.
— CRTV (@CRTV) June 20, 2018
I think it happened with Obama with identity politics. I think that era had the opposite effect that people were looking forward to. Having the first black president. Putting that behind us and moving forward. But that era really ignited identity politics. You are not your name. I’m not Owen. I’m straight white male Owen. That started happening then.
It’s getting worse. The new hateful in-thing is white men giving bad movies bad reviews (see Brie Larson: ‘I Don’t Want to Hear What a White Man Has to Say…’ and Dear Whiny Actresses Crying “Sexism” Over Bad Reviews: SHUT UP!).
Owen then went through a list of comedians we hate now, but a short time ago were hilarious.
So many massive commedians right now. Just look at Jimmy Kimmel and a lot of these guys. I remember watching in the clubs and they were not PC. And even some of the worst ones. Sarah Silverman was hilarious. Amy Schumer was hilarious. Chelsea Handler was hilarious. And you watched them turn into these propogandist creatures. And this is one thing I don’t think people understand. These people are talented. And that’s what makes it extra eggregious to me. These aren’t untalented people who had to do this PC stuff. These are talented people that took a knee because there was preasure to.
My comedy watching these days is usually Louder with Crowder and old Don Rickels clips on YouTube. I am curious what today’s crop of comedians become. Personally, I think more and more are going to rebel at the self-imposed limits of PC culture. Those comedians may not be part of the NYC or LA scenes. But they are out there. They’ll rise with MugClub, perhaps. Or at least be inspired by what we’re doing.
And as Owen shows, all you need is a WiFi connection and some hustle to make the comedic magic happen.