I’m not one of those people who think that comedy is your conscience taking a day off. My conscience never takes a day off and I can justify everything I do. There’s no line to be drawn in comedy in the sense that there are things you should never joke about. There’s nothing that you should never joke about, but it depends what that joke is. Comedy comes from a good or a bad place. The subject of a joke isn’t necessarily the target of the joke. You can make jokes about race without any race being the butt of the joke. Racism itself can be the butt, for example. When dealing with a so-called taboo subject, the angst and discomfort of the audience is what’s under the microscope. Our own preconceptions and prejudices are often what are being challenged. I don’t like racist jokes. Not because they are offensive. I don’t like them because they’re not funny. And they’re not funny because they’re not true. They are almost always based on a falsehood somewhere along the way, which ruins the gag for me. Comedy is an intellectual pursuit. Not a platform.
Thank you to you all for your candid personal insights and even to the few hyper judgementalist’s who would rather you be an appropriately allocated portion of life’s portfolio in their 5 year plan than a spirit of heart and romance, for they too have contributed to the sifting out of my emotion and understanding in all of this, would that I should have pursued this enlightenment sooner vs later, but such is life, a process, a work in progress thankfully and a gift in grace and growing vs purely winning or loosing like your love life had no more purpose or value but to be akin to the winning contestant on some trivial game show, ” sorry wrong answere ( read age ) ” you loose!