Day: February 23, 2016

Paul F. Tompkins on comedy in times of political correctness

Paul F. Tompkins recently visited the Big Think, and shared his thoughts on how political correctness influences comedy. In short, tastes change, and comedians always need to adapt to changing times. “Otherwise you’re irrelevant,” Tompkins said. To wit, he also said, in part: “I would say in most cases, audiences are not telling them, ‘You can’t joke about this.’ What they’re saying is, ‘That wasn’t funny.’ And that’s a different thing. I think you can talk about any topic, and I think you can make any topic funny. It depends upon what your point is, and where you’re coming...

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