he will not change his comedy style to survive in this day and age and appease the current generation.
Every time a comedian says something like this I think of Krusty the Clown horrifying an audience with his “Me so Solly!” bit.
So he is joining the chorus of cancelled comedians bravely announcing their refusal to adapt to changing market conditions. I’m so tired of these assholes.
Guy who does topical comedy decides to do historical comedy.
Comedy in general ages notoriously poorly compared to most other forms of performance art. The entire modern stand-up comedy genre is descended from Minstrel shows. Even routines that propelled comedians to international stardom are often a total cringefest a couple decades later. (Ever try re-watching Eddie Murphy’s “Raw” special from the 80s? Yikes.)
Comedy is an “adapt or die” game.
Even somebody like Weird Al had to abandon the comedy record format because of how quickly folks on youtube can push out a parody song within hours of the original songs’ release.
Ugh, him too?
Adapt or die out already, muthafuckas; the world will NOT stand still for you.
Is this my misunderstanding; or is complaining about ‘cancel culture’ basically the new ‘no, it’s the children who are wrong’; but with an extra helping of reactionary victimhood?
And that weak sauce is almost always coming from someone who is both rich and privileged a/f, and who still has some sort of public platform.
Meanwhile, Colin Kapernick is still out of a job as a professional football player…
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