Who’s the funniest politically correct comedian? Oh, that’s right; there isn’t one. Political correctness and comedy mix like water and oil, the two are diametrically opposed.
Unfortunately, too many comedians are unwilling to accept that. Though Joe Rogan, Bill Maher, Bill Burr, Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle, and Ricky Gervais have pushed back to some extent, though far too many of their fellow comedians have sat silently as the woke mob attacks comedians for being non-PC.
Well now another hilarious actor has stepped up to the plate to combat cancel culture and the woke mob: Rowan Atkinson, the actor of “Mr. Bean” fame, just thrashed cancel culture in an interview for the Irish Times, saying:
“It does seem to me that the job of comedy is to offend, or have the potential to offend, and it cannot be drained of that potential. Every joke has a victim. That’s the definition of a joke. Someone or something or an idea is made to look ridiculous.”
Indeed. But the wokies just can’t grasp that, unless of course the joke is one that targets white, Christian men, who are always fair game.
The interviewer then asked Atkinson if comedians need to avoid “punching down”, another phrase the leftists use to attack those that make funny jokes, claiming that comedians shouldn’t make fun of those less prominent than they are for…some reason or another.
Atkinson, however, wasn’t willing to start bending the knee on that issue either. Instead, he said:
“I think you’ve got to be very, very careful about saying what you’re allowed to make jokes about. You’ve always got to kick up? Really?
“What if there’s someone extremely smug, arrogant, aggressive, self-satisfied, who happens to be below in society? They’re not all in houses of parliament or in monarchies. Read more