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Steve Harvey says he’s quit doing standup comedy because the genre is dead in the age of cancel culture. Now he’s right that some people can’t take a joke, and I’ll concede that the language police have made life hell for comics. Where I’m from in New York, you can’t even call a pervert a pervert anymore.
You have to call them “Governor Cuomo.”
As for the Family Feud host’s decision to surrender to the outrage mob, “Survey Says” he’s all the way wrong.
Comedy isn’t dead because of cancel culture, but it’s dying because of big name comics like Steve Harvey who won’t stand up for the art form at a time when it’s badly needed.
Here’s the thing:
Comedians tell jokes to offer people an escape from the torments of existence while they consume two watered down, overpriced drinks.
The outrage mob wants these comics banned from earning a living if a single solitary joke goes too far.
I’m sorry, but who’s the bad guy here?
Yes, jokes occasionally cross the line but that