The Dialectic of Comedy

Sort of baffled by someone’s complaint that a comedy video I shared was “offensive.” Yes, it is offensive. But that’s what comedy is. Comedy is the most common and perfect form of the dialectic. You’re supposed to find it stupid, offensive or uncivil;  then you contrast that to your own basic suppositions and use that for affirmation. Comedy and Hegel!

That said, not all comedy is good of course. It’s sad so many comics/comedies rely on screaming profanities and smug homophobia to induce a laugh. Superficial bullshit. Cheap, pathetic and amateurish; contains nothing dialectical. People only laugh at it because they think they should.

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