The “good” side of comedy


If laughter is indeed the best medicine, it is only logical that a growing number of comedians lead the fight against the evil of American society. Intelligent pens and microphones are becoming instruments of health, not for dealing with the coronavirus, but the ridiculous culture of the law, of “waking up” and activating the dysfunction of the day.

Using absurdity to poke fun at the absurd is what comedians do best, and America can expect more people to take the stage and surgically excise the cancer that is plaguing our country. Lowbrow jokes, silliness, and missteps remain just a small subset of comedy, but satire and wit dominate the humor landscape – and political correctness pushes both away.

The witness exists in this country’s DNA, but the political correctness virus demands masks and locks that rival those of COVID-19 while enforcing compliance in a way that would thrill the chief medical adviser of the White House, Anthony Fauci. In the sick culture of socialism, propaganda replaces parody and the spirit becomes a sacrifice on the altar of appeasement.

Yet in America’s sick culture, the most unlikely healthcare providers come forward: comedians. Out of right field, Greg Gutfeld pushed off the network’s late-night hosts and, with Moe Howard’s precision, stuck two fingers into the “hoity-toity” eyes. With a towering intellect, Dave Chappelle fearlessly walked up to a microphone and educated a country by calling strikes – and bullets. Joe Rogan, Adam Carolla, Dennis Miller and a growing line behind them threw the rubber chicken up and lifted the glove. While they all have fun bones, they also bring fierce intelligence.

Unlike the famous joke, timing isn’t the only key to comedy. Most comedians claim that intelligence combined with a willingness to speak out against absurdity in any form remains paramount for comedy, and the comedy production fields in the United States are teeming with material.

Although many complain about the left’s daily march to drive our country into ruins, Americans can rejoice in the rise of a new class of warriors. The call to action is not political but rather beckons our innate desire to join the brave first soul stating that the emperor has no clothes.

US Marine turned comedian Greg Hahn once said, “Marines make great comedians – some of the most hilarious things I have ever witnessed were in the Corps.

Comedians, it seems, can also make excellent fighters. Their battlefield and weapons may be different, but their skills and courage can help win a culture war.

“The left wants to transform America away from the founding ideals, and that’s it. And they know it. And they do whatever they do, and they have the media helping them and so on. I think one of the ways to expose them is to ridicule them. I mean, laughter is the easiest way to humiliate someone. Laugh at them; it shrinks them, ”said Rush Limbaugh.

Others now stand where Limbaugh once stood alone, and the rest of us can lend our voices to theirs. Satire isn’t just making fun of something, it’s educating others while deflating a balloon that seeks to take up all the space. The Pharisees drape themselves in noble intentions, but a glaring vulnerability remains. When mocked and mocked, they collapse.

Many conventional comedians today trade humor for applause and bask in the HOV lane provided by the media and academia. Yet American comedians have a long history of resisting excessive authority. Drunk on power, the left falters as more jokes about them land with precision. As the comedic pendulum seems to be spinning right, those shrouded in delusional holiness might not get the joke, but they increasingly serve as a punchline.

• Peter Rosenberger hosts the nationally broadcast radio show “Hope for the Caregiver”.


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