*CAUTION* 😂I've said it before, and I will say it again. Trevor Noah CAN'T go more than 5 minutes without mentioning his identity/racism/apartheid 😃
I know.. I'm an ass haha.. honestly, I'm sure he's a wwwonderful person 😙 and he HAS said things that I find funny before.. at least twice.
But.. do we ALWAYS hafta hear about where he comes from?.... cuzzz it feels manipulative at this point.. Like, we ALWAYS hafta hear about 'him being mixed' or 'stupid white people' or 'growing up in South Africa'? He can't just.. make jokes and let the jokes speak louder than 'who he is'? He can't just make me laugh without me first agreeing with him politically?
I'm not tryna say he didn't have it bad growin up, but... shit-- I mean, Pryor was black too 😀 Pryor had it fuckin bad growin up.. but HE could joke about anything- boxing, deer hunting, setting himself on fire- anything. Pryor could make anybody laugh. He had it bad growin up, but didn't have to white-guilt his audience into laughing. He had it bad growin up, but didn't cultivate an audience where he was preaching to the choir.. Idk.. I could totally be wrong, I often am... but I skimmed through a good amount of this special just in case I was wrong, aaand I was SUPER right 😂
I just feel like comedy deserves better than cheap, manipulative, identity-based jokes, y'know? The joy/fun/connection we feel with each other through art 🤮 of any kind (including comedy) is fuckin valuable... We should appreciate/defend it... We should understand real vs. cheap.. and we should be allowed to call cheap out, even when the cheapskate is mixed-race haha... We should push ourselves as artists (ew, I'm sorry 😄) to not intellectually bank on our identities, nor shame people into laughing.
Anyway, could be wrong... I'm NOT 😃, but I could be.
Listen to me explain my ranting on the newest episode of my offensive podcast "Conservatish". Link in bio.
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