VIDEO: PragerU, Owen Benjamin Tackle the Death of Comedy
Most people reading this will agree identity politics is the leading cause of the death for comedy (see Vice Slams 'Animal House' for not Being 'Woke' Enough and Owen Benjamin on PC Culture Ruining Entertainment: Blame Obama). Or it will be the cause if people don't lighten the f*** up.
Our dude Owen Benjamin remembers the original intent of comedy. Hint: to make people laugh. He and PragerU just dropped this video about the death of comedy.
Comedy is important. Why? Because it's a pressure valve that allows us to discuss uncomfortable truths in a friendly way. Laughs are better than punches. But identity politics is killing the gag.
Side note: The Judd Apatow caricature made me choke on my #MugClub coffee. I'm generally good at separating the art from the artist. But Apatow is an exception where his leftist douchebaggery has turned me off from a lot of his movies.
Personally, I'm more bullish on the future of comedy. The thought police and social justice mob has gotten so militant, more and more people are going to turn to the people making fun of them. People just want to have fun and laugh. Is that really so terrible?
If you prefer your comedy light on laughs and heavy on wokeness, it's not like you are lacking in options. So let's leave real comedy alone. There's plenty of unfunny "comedy" for joyless bovines already.