Comedy at times is offensive – depending on who’s listening. Most of the time if you’re offended by it, you groan and move on. Most people don’t bring up a case against the comedian. But we are living in a different age now.
COMEDY 101 with Mark Breslin, Yuk Yuk’s Founder
1. No topic is off limits. It’s the approach to the topic. A comic’s job is to make people understand the attitude that they have for the taboo or transgressive material.
2. People need to listen carefully. It’s up to the audience as well to actually listen carefully to what the comic is really really saying.
3.We want to take you to the edge of the abyss but we do not want you to leap in with us. The job is not to offend people. The job is to get you to laugh at things that you would not generally laugh at otherwise.