Maher Explains Jokes To Idiots: “This War On Jokes Must End”
HBO host Bill Maher explains how a laughing Will Smith learned to "conform" to his wife's displeasure at a joke at her expense is a symptom of people not being able to handle humor. Tweet
HBO host Bill Maher explains how a laughing Will Smith learned to “conform” to his wife’s displeasure at a joke at her expense is a symptom of people not being able to handle humor.
“Who are these people who say cancel culture isn’t a real thing?” Maher asked Friday. “Just among comedians who have lost gigs for exercising freedom of expression the toll is high. Gilbert Gottfried and Kathy Griffin were tasteless? So what, we like them! Comedians are the ones testing where the line is. We can’t always be perfect any more than Tom Brady will never throw an interception.”
“The people who can’t take a joke now aren’t old ladies in the Bible Belt, they’re Gen-Z at elite colleges. Colleges, where comedy goes to die. Kids used to go to college to lose their virginity. Now they go to lose their sense of humor,” the host joked.
“In 1970, George [Carlin] said, ‘I’ve got to go to colleges… I belong with people who are open and will let me be myself and experiment.’ Oh, George. It’s a good thing you’re dead. Because today, the seven words you can’t say on T.V. are ‘Jada, can’t wait for G.I. Jane 2,'” Maher quipped.