This is going to be a little different of an article from what I normally post, but I think it’s needed right now…
…and I think you’re going to like it.
Simply put, it’s a call for comedy.
I don’t know if you’ve noticed but there’s almost NO new comedy anymore.
Stand-up comedians are about the last we have, and that would be stand-ups in clubs or doing specials.
But put them on TV or in movies and it all turns to crap.
Because they go woke.
Everything woke turns to shit, and that’s what’s happened with comedy.
It’s been virtually destroyed.
This is an opinion I’ve been working on for a while now, but then I came across this video I’m going to show you below and this man perfectly articulated everything I’ve been feeling and haven’t quite been able to put my finger exactly on it.
But he does.
You might think: Noah, who cares?
But comedy is a powerful sword….
Laughter is the best medicine when sick, but comedy and satire are also some of the best swords against tyranny and tyrannical governments.
And when that sword has been dulled or even completely lost, it’s a very bad thing.
I was just saying the other day to someone: “tell me the last truly funny movie that was released in theaters.”
She couldn’t name one.
You literally have to go back at least a decade, maybe longer.
Then I said: “tell me the last truly funny TV show you have watched…”
Again, there’s virtually nothing!
As the man says below in the video I’m about to show you, you do have South Park but they can’t do it alone.
You also have Seth McFarlane who has pretty successfully also pushed back against woke.
But who else?
Hollywood is bankrupt of new ideas.
And that’s not just some cranky old guy saying “things were better in my day”.
Sorry folks, it’s a demonstrable, observable fact.
Hollywood can’t seem to make anything new.
Everything is a reboot.
And the reboots all suck.
The original series is easily in the Top 3 sitcoms of all time.
Absolutely brilliant actors surpassed only by more brilliant writing.
The episodes were masterpieces.
Even the Frasier reboot is just “ok”.
It’s almost like it’s written by fans who know the building blocks of what made Frasier funny, but they don’t have the skill in writing or casting to actually DO it.
Hollywood has forgotten how to actually DO funny!
Because they are more concerned with social justice and ESG and all this other crap that is quite literally DESTROYING creativity and humor!
I could go on all day with examples….
Leno and Letterman?
Late Night now?
It’s not watchable.
It’s not even comedy, it’s mostly still hateful and mercilessly unfunny attacks on Donald Trump even though he’s been out of office for 3 years now!
Even moving off comedy to drama, tell me the last truly great action or dramatic movie you saw in the movie theaters?
I can’t think of one without going back to the early 2000s or 1990s.
Instead we just get gross out, unfunny “Seth Rogan” movies.
I know someone in the comments will say “you just don’t get it” …. and you’d be right!
I don’t get it.
Those movies are not funny.
They don’t know how to structure a funny joke, let alone a funny scene.
They’ve replaced COMEDY with the crutches of gross out jokes and bad language.
Credit to Jerry Seinfeld who has a true love for the art of comedy.
He has famously said many times that he realized early on he could get a cheap laugh by throwing in the F-word into a joke, but the joke wasn’t as good.
He said he hated that as a comedian, and while he hasn’t made some pledge to be a 100% clean comedian, he eliminated most of it from his act because it cheapened his work.
Seth Rogan and his ilk today never learned that lesson.
They’re lazy and they’ll take the cheap “gross out” laugh thinking that somehow substitutes for comedy….
So that’s my opinion, but honestly the guy in this video I’m about to show you articulated it better than I can.
Which is why I want to share his video with you now.
It’s time for a return of comedy!
It’s time for a return of creativity!
It’s time to cleanse Hollywood of the woke ESG libtards and allow FUNNY to come back!
Be liberal, that’s fine.
Just don’t go woke.
It has ruined you, Hollywood.
And since I’m talking about comedy, you know I will take any excuse I can to show you Norm Macdonald videos.
Losing Norm was another blow to comedy.
Norm was definitely in the “Trey and Matt” category….a Maverick who bowed the knee only to COMEDY, not to Wokeism.
A true legend.
Here are some favorites….
The Moth Joke:
Professor of Logic:
The infamous Courtney Thorne-Smith interview:
The infamous David Spade / Dennis Miller Live chat:
And perhaps the gold standard:
We would later learn that this was both Norm saying goodbye to Dave but I believe also to all of us a bit early….