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How far do you think comedy can go?Do you think there's a line you can't cross?Are some subjects too "taboo"to joke about?Do you think today's political climate is changing what it means to cross the line?
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What passes as practical jokes nowadays are usually stupid, alongside most comedy in the vein of Sacha Baron Cohen's Borat, which should be left to the professionals.

I don't think topics are taboo, but more or less "acts" that greatly inconveniences a person, or could possibly kill them. Tossing a firecracker into your best friend's bedroom that leads to her being burned to death? No, telling your child he has cancer and is going to die? No.
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People who are overly sensitive to edgy humor are not worth your time. If they are offended by something I said, then maybe they needed to be offended. Fuck em at any rate. I hope I offend the kind of people who take offense to me. Wake up to reality, idiots.
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My mother was an avid watcher of Bill Hicks and George Carlin. They both hit the nail on the head with a varied amount of topics. I still watch them, to this day (despite them both having passed already). I think it's more so that people have grown to be more sensitive. Even things like Kathy Griffin's tacky-as-hell "Trump beheading" comedy was just another day for me - I've seen so many acts behead presidents of days past that political humor to that degree doesn't even phase me. The political atmosphere is so thick that it doesn't take much to upset either side of the political divide. It's kind of boring and dull.
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Comedy is usually born of tragedy. When people are overly sensitive to pain, what do you think happens to humor?

(there's also absurdism, and dissonance as sources of humor, but yeah...)
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Doggu wrote:

There are no limits


Yes but how you say it and perform it matters.

People will always be offended not matter what you do.
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Limits vary from person to person. I believe comedy is highly subjective. You're going to offend someone no matter what you do. Keep that in mind. It's not comedy that has limits, it's people.
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ad_arbitrium wrote:

People who are overly sensitive to edgy humor are not worth your time. If they are offended by something I said, then maybe they needed to be offended. Fuck em at any rate. I hope I offend the kind of people who take offense to me. Wake up to reality, idiots.


It seems you have written something offensive.
Anyways, the funniest usually isn't the edgy stuff, it's the things that happen in real life. Also, if other people are hurt by the joke or prank, is it really worth it?
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Doggu wrote:

There are no limits


There should be.
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jtjumper wrote:


ad_arbitrium wrote:

People who are overly sensitive to edgy humor are not worth your time. If they are offended by something I said, then maybe they needed to be offended. Fuck em at any rate. I hope I offend the kind of people who take offense to me. Wake up to reality, idiots.


It seems you have written something offensive.
Anyways, the funniest usually isn't the edgy stuff, it's the things that happen in real life. Also, if other people are hurt by the joke or prank, is it really worth it?


Yes,it is worth it.There will always be people who are hurt or offended.There will also be people who find your jokes funny.You can't base your comedy around if people will be hurt or offended by it, you can only be smart about how you do it.
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Limits vary from person to person. I believe comedy is highly subjective. You're going to offend someone no matter what you do. Keep that in mind. It's not comedy that has limits, it's people.


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jtjumper wrote:


Doggu wrote:

There are no limits


There should be.


Who decides the limits?
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jtjumper wrote:

Doggu wrote ~ There are no limits
~ There should be.


Why? What do we stand to gain from mollycoddling the impressionable? Guess what, I don't like war. But I don't have to fight, so I am in no position to bitch. Some people go to war because it's what they are driven and compelled to do. They kill people, often with good reason. Other people are compelled to give their world view a voice. You may disagree with my way of looking at things, but guess what? You don't have to, nor do I mind. Life is a prank perpetrated on us by a cosmos with a twisted sense of humor, and everyone gets the punchline, so you might as well enjoy yourself... Unless your idea of fun is trying to dictate what other people think and say.



I do not go out of my way to offend people. I have reasons for seeing things the way I do, and my beliefs are firmly rooted. The world is a kinky place, are we really going to deny ourselves the possibilities it offers over some reactionary hangup?
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What passes as practical jokes nowadays are usually stupid, alongside most comedy in the vein of Sacha Baron Cohen's Borat, which should be left to the professionals.

I don't think topics are taboo, but more or less "acts" that greatly inconveniences a person, or could possibly kill them. Tossing a firecracker into your best friend's bedroom that leads to her being burned to death? No, telling your child he has cancer and is going to die? No.


I agree.A lot of what you said reminded me of prank channels on youtube.Stuff like daddyofive was supposedly "comedy"but was really just child abuse.
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