A piece by Quartzy outlines how a new wave of comedians are apparently not interested in … ya know … actual comedy.
— Sarah Todd (@SarahLizChar) July 22, 2018
Not that we would accuse many of today’s comedians of being funny when they are actually attempting to be.
See Michelle Wolf.
STOP IT: Michelle Wolf's FAILED attempt at humor with ICE comparison is disgusting and 'unoriginal' https://t.co/CmYtZXOtH3
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) July 22, 2018
Why would any comedian want to be associated with a narrative that runs completely counter to their business model?
Hate to break it to you but you're in the wrong business, lady. https://t.co/V08YoIHnI5
— Jeff B. (@EsotericCD) July 22, 2018
Humorlessness is the new comedy https://t.co/BXmcIoIvch
— Jamie Kirchick (@jkirchick) July 22, 2018
Itâs like calling yourself a guitarist and not learning a chord. https://t.co/x38HArNely
— Tony Mazur (@TonyMazur) July 22, 2018
Jerry Seinfeld said it best – comedy weeds this kind of crap out. If it isn't funny, it isn't comedy. https://t.co/UDsR9QT42O
— Anthony Abides (@AnthonyAbides) July 22, 2018
For their own sake, they better trust that Seinfeld’s axiom proves true.
"Why a new wave of astronauts don't want to go into space." https://t.co/QsGUQuvNFP
— Paul Sacca (@Paul_Sacca) July 22, 2018
Much of it is due to Trump derangement syndrome. It’s difficult to want to smile or laugh when you loathe an individual as much as manyÂ of them do Trump.
Another contributor is the fact that Trump is himself very funny, which leaves comedians with little material.