Too Much Culture

Create Your Own Opinion Piece About Offensiveness In Comedy

Posted in Uncategorized by tneenan on 10/21/2012

Writing about offensiveness in comedy is all the range at the moment, so why not create your own opinion piece about it using Too Much Culture’s three easy steps.

Step 1. Choose a public figure from the below list…

Frankie Boyle,

Jerry Sadowitz,

Ricky Gervais,

Jimmy Carr,

Bill Hicks,

Brendan Burns,

Chris Morris,

Jim Jeffries,

Daniel Tosh,

Roy “Chubby” Brown,

An open spot you saw three nights ago,

Step 2. Include one of these catch all phrases compulsory in any discussion about offensiveness in comedy…

“Punching up”,

“the importance of intent”,

“Skilfully employed irony”,

“The joke’s victim”,

“Does anyone have a right to be offended?”,

“… At Jongleurs”,

“Important to Push the boundaries”

“The last taboo”,

“Madeline McCann one liner”

“The audience sort of laughed, sort of gasped, sort of were sick”

“The PC Hitler Brigade”,

Step 3. Include your own trite conclusion.

“Let’s all agree to disagree”,

“You can’t please everyone”,

“Its essentially a freedom of speech issue”,

“If you don’t like it don’t watch it”,

“We all draw different lines”,

“Comedy shouldn’t be bland”,

“If you get upset easily what are you doing leaving the house”,

Congratulations, you are now a journalist, or at the very least a blogger, and you are contributing to a national debate which just refuses to go away.