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||[Feb. 14th, 2013|12:14 pm]
There seems to be an unpleasant long term trend with comedy that kind of bothers me.
During the golden age of comedy the jokes were funny stories with a punch line. "A nun, a Scottsman, and a bear walk into a bar...."
When I used to do bad stand up in the late eighties and the early nineties it seem to shift towards observation humor. A lot of it was kind of angry.
Sam Kenison screamed a lot. George Carlin's act took a dark angry turn. The "I've noticed something that pisses me off" sort of humor.
I've been listening to some of the contemporary performers and comedy has gone vulger and gross, stuff I really can't repeat here. It seem like the point is to gross out the audience. If you're familiar with the Aristocrats joke then you understand what I'm talking about. Jokes that compete with the worlds dirtiest joke.
I don't like comedy that makes me dislike comedy. I honestly don't know where it can go from here.