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July 7, 2014

Imagine if the most brilliant comedians in history were working today.

They’d never stop apologizing. Charlie Chaplin would have to apologize to all the homeless people he belittled with his Little Tramp character.
W.C. Fields and Dean Martin would both have to apologize to alcoholics. The Marx brothers would have to apologize to Italians, mutes and uptight British ladies. Comedy has been around for a long, long time, and there have been a lot of impolite, unpleasant and jaw-droppingly politically incorrect jokes. Blacks were shuffling slaves, Italians were gangsters, Jews were cheap, gays were queens, white people couldn’t dance and fat people didn’t have dignity. You went up there as a comic and joked about it all and nothing was off-limits. And to this day, nobody has died from a single joke.
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Posted by gerardvanderleun at July 7, 2014 10:41 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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You couldn't make a Mel Brooks movie today

- "Politically Correct", SR-71

Posted by: AGoyAndHisBlog [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 8, 2014 7:37 AM

All comics do today is swear make fart noises into the mic and wear odd clothes, some with a hat. None are funny.

Posted by: Vermont Woodchuck [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 8, 2014 10:50 AM

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