Cancel Culture is creating 'unfunny' and 'boring' comedians

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Cancel Culture is creating 'unfunny' and 'boring' comedians: Chris Rock
21/05/2021|2min

Hollywood star Chris Rock has warned cancel culture is driving a wave of "unfunny" and "boring" comedians who are afraid of taking risks due to a fear of an online backlash.

https://www.skynews.com.au/details/_625 ... ris%20Rock


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21 May 2021, 6:43 am

"It's the duty of every comedian to figure out where the line is drawn and cross it deliberately. " -- George Carlin


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21 May 2021, 7:42 am

Yes, it is true. This ideology destroys everything it touches. That may even be it's intent.



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21 May 2021, 7:48 am

Cancel culture is simply a fascist control mechanism.



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21 May 2021, 8:43 am

"Cancel culture" has already gone too far!
Now everyone feels the need to tip toe around for fear of offending someone and having their lives messed with because some sook didn't like what they said.



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21 May 2021, 8:46 am

There have been no good comedians since John Belushi died, with the exception of Robin Williams.

Since then ... nothing.


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21 May 2021, 10:33 am

They can make fun of people who are cancelled.


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21 May 2021, 10:44 am

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They can make fun of people who are cancelled.
They can also make fun of people who are cis-male, conservative, heterosexual, wealthy, and/or white.  They only have to avoid telling or laughing at jokes based on stereotypes of age, appearance, disability, economic status, ethnicity, gender, health, height, nationality, race, relationship status, religion, sex, skin color, social status, or weight.


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21 May 2021, 11:34 am

Fnord wrote:
There have been no good comedians since John Belushi died, with the exception of Robin Williams.

Since then ... nothing.

Well, aren't you dour. I'm glad it's easier for me to laugh than it is for you.


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21 May 2021, 11:59 am

There this South African guy who is supposed to be really good.....



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21 May 2021, 1:20 pm

BeaArthur wrote:
Fnord wrote:
There have been no good comedians since John Belushi died, with the exception of Robin Williams.  Since then ... nothing.
Well, aren't you dour. I'm glad it's easier for me to laugh than it is for you.
Oh, I still laugh; but only when something is funny.

Cats getting high on catnip and acting weird ... funny.

Men getting hit in the crotch by various objects ... not funny.

Carol Burnett ... funny (but she is retired).

Donald Trump ... not funny (but he is still active).

Et cetera


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21 May 2021, 4:43 pm

Mr Reynholm wrote:
Yes, it is true. This ideology destroys everything it touches. That may even be it's intent.

:thumright:


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21 May 2021, 7:41 pm

Hmm, Chris Rock says comedians should take risks, but yet not be held accountable. Well, if it is a risk, then should you also take responsibility? It sounds really childish. I guess the problem is people are moving on and these comedians just don't know what to do.

Although, if I were Chris Rock, I might not say other comedians are boring and unfunny--I think we could level those charges against him.



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21 May 2021, 11:17 pm

Fnord wrote:
BeaArthur wrote:
Fnord wrote:
There have been no good comedians since John Belushi died, with the exception of Robin Williams.  Since then ... nothing.
Well, aren't you dour. I'm glad it's easier for me to laugh than it is for you.
Oh, I still laugh; but only when something is funny.

Cats getting high on catnip and acting weird ... funny.

Men getting hit in the crotch by various objects ... not funny.

Carol Burnett ... funny (but she is retired).

Donald Trump ... not funny (but he is still active).

Et cetera


Amy Schumer - funny
Jim Gaffigan - funny

I actually didn't like Robin Williams comedy that much; I enjoyed his dramatic roles more. His humor was a little too manic for my taste.

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21 May 2021, 11:25 pm

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21 May 2021, 11:46 pm

What a load of crock. Good comedians are thriving,

A lot of anti-woke right wingers have pretended to support Kevin Hart for being rebuked for a comment he made about his son some 11 years ago, The joke was actually not funny and pretty stupid. But Hart wasn't cancelled, he chose to not apologise. His funeral, he dug his own grave and laid in it. Not unlike Gina Carano.

One of my favourites, Dave Chapelle, is anti-WOKE but uses creative thinking to make fun of trans people, gays, women etc and has never once been cancelled.

The OP gets a 0/10 for relevance.