The Jimmy Dore Show

What Does It Mean To Be A “Brave” Comedian Today?

todayJune 8, 2023

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Writer, actor, director and standup comedian Mike Binder recently penned an article asking the rhetorical question: why has the standup industry been so thoroughly de-fanged in recent years to become so thoroughly pro-establishment? Gone is the bravery of Lenny Bruce, Richard Pryor and George Carlin, he says, as comedic voices of dissent today have become the exception and can be numbered on one hand. Jimmy and Americans’ Comedian Kurt Metzger talk to Binder about the state of comedy, and the few truth-tellers who have been willing to push back against the COVID narrative in particular. Also featuring Stef Zamorano and Mike MacRae! And phone calls from Chris Christie and Vince Vaughn!

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