Can Comedy Be Funny Anymore?
For many comics, the job is to be a bit shocking, a bit provocative, and test a few social norms just to get a laugh. But in a culture where norms are being blown to bits and everyday life is a provocation, what’s a comic to do? This thoughtful and honest talk by writer, actor, and comedian Andrew Schulz reveals the challenges of getting an audience to laugh at a time when not much shocks anyone anymore. TEDxColumbusCircle (http://www.tedxcolumbuscircle.com) was produced by a team from Manhattan Productions (http://www.manhattanproductions.com), Womenkind (http://www.womenkind.net), Gender Fair (http://www.genderfair.com), and reimagine.world.