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Old 12-07-2008, 12:14 AM   #46
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Rant In E-Minor is a fantastic comedy record, Screw. Check that out.

Of course, since "offensive comedy" is an oxymoron, it's more like a guy talking for 70 minutes, trying to be as far from humorous as humanly possible. He absolutely succeeds.
two guys walk into a bar, now that's not to say it was two males. it could've been a male and a female, or two females, or maybe even two animals. that's not to say humans are not animals. or even that it has to be a bar, i'm certainly not implying they're alcoholics, they could walk into a grocery store or a...
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two guys walk into a bar, now that's not to say it was two males. it could've been a male and a female, or two females, or maybe even two animals. that's not to say humans are not animals. or even that it has to be a bar, i'm certainly not implying they're alcoholics, they could walk into a grocery store or a...
I was over in Australia during Easter, which was interesting. Interesting to note that they celebrate Easter the same way we do; commemorating the death and resurrection of Jesus by telling our children a giant bunny rabbit left chocolate eggs in the night. Now, I wonder why we're fucked up as a race. Anybody?
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I was over in Australia during Easter, which was interesting. Interesting to note that they celebrate Easter the same way we do; commemorating the death and resurrection of Jesus by telling our children a giant bunny rabbit left chocolate eggs in the night. Now, I wonder why we're fucked up as a race. Anybody?
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I was over in Australia during Easter, which was interesting. Interesting to note that they celebrate Easter the same way we do; commemorating the death and resurrection of Jesus by telling our children a giant bunny rabbit left chocolate eggs in the night. Now, I wonder why we're fucked up as a race. Anybody?
YouTube - Eddie Izzard - Easter and Christmas
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Old 12-07-2008, 08:49 AM   #53
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I love how every now and again someone posts in here saying "this is hilarious, get a sense of humour!!!1"

Whether you think this video is wrong or if you just don't care about it, finding it funny is a whole other issue
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As for Achmed the Terrorist, I don't find it particularly funny especially now that they've made it into a downloadable ringtone and you see if during every commercial break.

I don't think it's offensive but I sometimes have a very dark sense and I'll joke about anything, though there's a time and a place for everything. I'm pretty sure a comedy show is such a place so I don't see the problem.
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The only thing I find particularly offensive about it is that it's horrible comedy. The subject matter isn't the problem.
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I love how every now and again someone posts in here saying "this is hilarious, get a sense of humour!!!1"

Whether you think this video is wrong or if you just don't care about it, finding it funny is a whole other issue
Well to be fair he probably has other stuff that is actually funny.

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As for Achmed the Terrorist, I don't find it particularly funny especially now that they've made it into a downloadable ringtone and you see if during every commercial break.
This is what pisses me off too. My only problem with the entire act is, like most others here, it's just not funny, not the subject matter. Like LemonMac I chuckled at bits because of the costume, but that's it.

As for the whole "positive" comedy thing, a huge amount of good comedy is satirical and paying out on someone else.
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I don't think it's offensive but I sometimes have a very dark sense and I'll joke about anything, though there's a time and a place for everything. I'm pretty sure a comedy show is such a place so I don't see the problem.


I chuckled at a few parts, but I certainly didn't find it offensive - I can see how some people do, but really, is this any worse than the 1000s of other comedians who take advantage of stereotypes to make jokes. Really, is it?
I don't think so.

And during an informal poll with my friends, while none found it particularily funny, none were offended. In fact, one told me his arab friends find Achmed hilarious. And another, who is Sikh (and hence could be sensitive about the turban) had no issue either.

Cue me shrugging.
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Can I just say right now, that I do NOT agree with the whole 'comedy should be positive' thing. I just think that when it's resorting to crappy racist or xenophobic slurs then it's not particularly funny.
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I chuckled at a few parts, but I certainly didn't find it offensive - I can see how some people do, but really, is this any worse than the 1000s of other comedians who take advantage of stereotypes to make jokes. Really, is it?
I don't think so.

And during an informal poll with my friends, while none found it particularily funny, none were offended. In fact, one told me his arab friends find Achmed hilarious. And another, who is Sikh (and hence could be sensitive about the turban) had no issue either.

Cue me shrugging.
But then I have a Islamic friend who did find this offensive
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Like I said, I see how some would take offense, and I'm sensitive to that. But that doesn't mean I will necessarily condemn it. The thing is, much like different people find different things funny, different people have differing views on what is offensive.

Some people find imitating an accent offensive- others find any sort of religious joke or ones about patriotism offensive. Some find swearing extremely offensive. Should comedians not touch these topics at all then?

Russel Peters pokes fun at numerous races, stereotypes and cultures - do you consider him offensive? He's made terrorist jokes too.
And what about something like Harold & Kumar?

I ask these last questions out of curiosity, not as a direct attack at your personal views.
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