Former 'Onion' Editor on the 'Charlie Hebdo' Attack: "We Cannot Police Our Own Thoughts"
by Megh Wright "They cannot kill everyone who disagrees with them. There are not enough bullets in the world for that. The most responsible thing we can do is be aware that the most likely threat to freedom will now come from within. We cannot, should not, police our own thoughts – or the thou... [Read More]
Funny or Die rallies comedy community behind #FreeShez, for U.S. citizen jailed in Dubai for parody video
When you or I make a parody video, it may make millions laugh or just sit there online, waiting to find an audience of fans with similar sensibilities. When Shezanne Cassim made and posted a video making fun of youth in Dubai, the authorities there not only weren't laughing, their lack of humor and ... [Read More]
FX’s Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell to host comedy/feminism debate between Jim Norton, Lindy West
Well, this is going to be interesting. As interesting as finding out how and who at FX decided upon which photos of Jim Norton and Lindy West to use? Who knows... Ready or not, though, late-night TV talk shows will offer something audiences haven't s... [Read More]
Comic Bassem Youssef Investigated for Telling Joke about His Country’s President
The world may be welcoming in a new year, but old habits die hard. What habits am I referring to? Well, that of governments cracking down on the right to free speech, especially when that speech sheds government leaders in a poor light. The Associate... [Read More]
Tracy Morgan tries to explain his homophobic jokes to David Letterman
Tracy Morgan was on last night's Late Show with David Letterman, and Letterman being Letterman, he wanted to ask Morgan about what happened this summer in Tennessee when Morgan flew back to apologize to an audience member because of a joke in which M... [Read More]
My mother-in-law is so litigious... (Sunda Croonquist wins legal fight to joke about family) | Chortle
An American stand-up has won her legal fight to joke about her family – after her mother-in-law sued her over the gags. Sunda Croonquist bases her material on being a half-black, half-Swedish woman who married into a Jewish family – but the in-laws took offence and claimed the gags meant they were subject to public ridicule. US District Judge Mary Coop has now thrown the case out of court, saying the routine is protected under the First Amendment right to free speech. [Read More]