The Other McCain brings my attention to a so-called female stand-up comedian who reckons that the comedian part of the act needs to go – SJWs are killing comedy.
Gadsby is a lesbian and in her Netflix special, to quote Wikipedia, “Gadsby uses the piece to deconstruct the nature of comedy and asks the ‘straight white male’ to undergo the same tension that marginalised people go through every day. . . . She explains that some are brought up to hate themselves, while others are brought up with the license to hate others.” Oh, what a festival of fun this SJW rant must be!
In other words, the more accurate way to describe what Gadsby does on stage would be a stand-up SJW or a stand-up activist. But we already have those in abundance; they’re called college professors.
Of course, Gadsby can’t really claim that she is ditching the comedian part of her schtick because for that to be true she would have had to have been funny in the first place. Women aren’t funny. They don’t get humor like men do. They are try-hards. Every female “comedienne” without exception thinks that in order to be funny one needs to be ribald. The dead-pan delivery is lost on them.
SJWs didn’t kill comedy; women killed comedy, much like women ruin everything.
I wrote about the demise of comedy a couple of years ago:
Comedians used to get paid to make us laugh. The funniest moments come from truth. When a comedian can get us to laugh at ourselves then he is doing a good job.
Truth to SJWs is like sunlight to vampires.
So what are comedians for today? They are there to lecture us on our supposed prejudices and privilege. It is a form of sadomasochistic abuse. It isn’t funny but people will laugh out of the fear of not fitting in. The other people who pretend to laugh are the aforementioned thought police who are busy ticking boxes on their list of “things you are allowed to say.”
Gadsby’s decision to formally drop the comedy part from her routine merely formalizes what has been true for years now.
The totalitarians always target humor first. If they can get past that one then they’re on their way because nothing dissolves the perpetual offense-seekers more than genuine laughter. Think about why comedians aren’t allowed to say this stuff today. It’s because of the risk of offending the terminally offended. But comics have always sought to do just that.
In the future we’ll have underground comedy clubs, a new twist on the term speakeasy. And if we have half a brain in our collective heads they will be men only on stage.