Comedy’s existential crisis
Values are shifting in this cornerstone of entertainment. Comedians don't sign up to be politically correct. It's their job to cross boundaries, question authority and highlight the absurdity of society, but now many seem to be scrambling to figure out where they fall on the scale between joker and glorified lecturer. Following on from Whitney Cummings viral tweet, Aja Romano revisits the Roe Rogan debate as part of a much larger conversation about cancel culture, morality in comedy, and the right way to be funny.