A comedian’s job… I think that we’re responsible just for being funny and being original. That’s where our responsibility begins and ends.
What about the responsibility of a fucking audience member? What about their responsibility to comprehend that they’re hearing something that they know is being said in humor and they know they have the ability to laugh—or not laugh—accordingly?
Why do bloggers, audience members, and special interest groups suddenly have zero responsibility for accurately interpreting the content of what they’re hearing? Why is it only the comedian that has a responsibility?
Why is it the audience has zero responsibility for willingly walking into a situation where they know they’re going to hear something that could be offensive, or upsetting, or objectionable, and still getting offended?
There’s no responsibility by them and their reaction. All of a sudden a room full of people who enjoy something are invalidated… And the one person bothered by it is suddenly the focal point where everybody goes: “You are right. You walked into a situation where you knew something could be made fun of but you are right to have gotten upset. And all of those people are wrong for enjoying it. And that person is wrong for saying it.”
When did comedians become someone you were supposed to interpret literally, word by word?"