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You can’t say anything anymore! You can’t even make jokes!

Anil:

There’s a constant complaint from people in positions of power, mostly men, who keep making the ridiculous assertion that they’re not able to speak in public. What they actually mean is they no longer understand the basis of the criticisms they face.



Being a comedian means having to say things that an audience finds funny; if an audience doesn’t find old, hackneyed, abusive jokes funny anymore, then that comedian has to do more work. And what we find is, the comedians with the most privilege resent having to keep working for a living.

I’m glad someone is able to approach this from such a neutral perspective. I’ve had very similar thoughts for quite a while but don’t have the verbal dexterity to put it out there in such a way that doesn’t make me sound like an ass or a rambling fool.

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