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The Resource Yes, I can say that : when they come for the comedians, we are all in trouble, Judy Gold

Yes, I can say that : when they come for the comedians, we are all in trouble, Judy Gold

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Yes, I can say that : when they come for the comedians, we are all in trouble
Title
Yes, I can say that
Title remainder
when they come for the comedians, we are all in trouble
Statement of responsibility
Judy Gold
Title variation
When they come for the comedians, we're all in trouble
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "Judy Gold, a concise, funny, and thoughtful polemic on the current assault on comedy, that explores how it is undermining free speech and a fundamental attack against the integrity of the art. From Mae West and Lenny Bruce to Richard Pryor and Howard Stern to Kathy Griffith and Kevin Hart, comedians have long been under fire for using provocative, often taboo subjects to challenge mores and get a laugh. But in the age of social media, comedians are at greater risk of being silenced, enduring shaming, threats, and damaged careers because of angry, censorious electronic mobs. But while comedians' work has often been used to rile up detractors, a new threat has emerged from the left: identity politics and notions like "safetyism" and trigger warnings that are now creating a cultural and political standard that runs perilously close to censorship. From college campuses to the Oscars, comics are being censured for old jokes, long-standing comedy traditions, unfinished bits and old material that instead of being forgotten, go viral. For comics like Judy Gold, today's attacks on comics would have Richard Pryor and Lenny Bruce "rolling in their graves." "No one has the right to tell comics what they can or cannot joke about. Do you tell artists what they can or cannot paint?" she asks. Freedom of speech is fundamental for great stand-up comedy. Humor is the most palatable way to discuss a subversive or taboo topic, but it better be funny. A comic's observations are deliberately delivered to entertain, provoke, and lead to an exchange of ideas. "We are truth tellers." More important, the tolerance of free speech is essential for a healthy democracy. In addition to offering readers a quick study on the history of comedy and the arts (noting such historical reference points as The Hays Code) and the threats to them., Gold takes readers on a hilarious ride with chapters such as "Thank God Don Rickles is Dead, " as well as her singular take on "micro-aggressions, " such as: Person: "OMG! You're a lesbian? I had no idea. I mean you wear make-up. When did you become a lesbian?" Judy Gold: "Coincidently, right after I met you!" (micro-assault!) In this era of "fake news, " partisan politics, and heated rhetoric, the need to protect free speech has never been greater, especially for comics, who often serve as the canaries in the coalmine, monitoring the health of our democracy. Yes I Can Say That is a funny and provocative look at how safe spaces are the very antithesis of comedy as an art form-and an urgent call to arms to protect our most fundamental Constitutional right. There's a good reason it was the FIRST amendment"--
  • From Mae West and Lenny Bruce to Richard Pryor and Kathy Griffith, comedians have long been under fire for using provocative, often taboo subjects to challenge mores and get a laugh. But in the age of social media, comedians are at greater risk of being silenced, enduring shaming, threats, and damaged careers because of angry, censorious electronic mobs. And a new threat has emerged from the left: identity politics and notions like "safetyism" and trigger warnings that are now creating a cultural and political standard that runs perilously close to censorship. Gold provides a concise, funny, and thoughtful polemic on the current assault on comedy. -- adapted from publisher info
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1962-
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Gold, Judy
Dewey number
792.7/6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN1929.P65
LC item number
G65 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Comedy
  • Censorship
  • Freedom of speech
  • Political correctness
  • Censorship
  • Comedy
  • Freedom of speech
  • Political correctness
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
Yes, I can say that : when they come for the comedians, we are all in trouble, Judy Gold
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page [213])
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Contents
It's not funny until the fat lady cries -- Say that again, and I'll wash your mouth out with soap -- You suck! Get off the stage! -- I didn't say they're all cheap -- Sometimes the truth hurts -- Lighten the fuck up! -- There's a reason it's called an "act" -- Comparing apples to orange fuckface presidents -- Duh! What did you expect? -- Can we talk? Please? -- Fuck you, Mark Zuckerberg -- Conclusion. So, what the hell are we gonna do about it?
Control code
on1130318783
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 212 pages
Isbn
9780062953759
Lccn
2019054781
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
Label
Yes, I can say that : when they come for the comedians, we are all in trouble, Judy Gold
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page [213])
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
It's not funny until the fat lady cries -- Say that again, and I'll wash your mouth out with soap -- You suck! Get off the stage! -- I didn't say they're all cheap -- Sometimes the truth hurts -- Lighten the fuck up! -- There's a reason it's called an "act" -- Comparing apples to orange fuckface presidents -- Duh! What did you expect? -- Can we talk? Please? -- Fuck you, Mark Zuckerberg -- Conclusion. So, what the hell are we gonna do about it?
Control code
on1130318783
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 212 pages
Isbn
9780062953759
Lccn
2019054781
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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