Cheers and thank you. It’s not humor I want to do away with. Viktor Frankl (a relatively important psychoanalyst) said it was one of the two things that helped him survive the holocaust. We should laugh, at and with each other. Humor can rekindle hope. What I’m seeing goes beyond that. And in each of the people talked about, it’s different.
Poor Allan, I just can’t read his work. I have to try and change that. Maybe I need to tune out the others and find new sources.
Maher, wants to be taken seriously, until he needs to make a joke. And the show has the most potential, but I notice that hardly anyone ever gets to complete a thought, either because they are interrupting each other, or because it’s time for new rules! That and when they go all hyena.
Oliver is funny. It’s the flinty lack of love for the some of his subjects that bothers me. I always feel like he’s gleefully kicking down.
Colbert, is beloved. Everyone loves him. I didn’t like that monologue one bit. Not for the subject’s sake, but because he was taking the lowest possible road. It was like watching drunk Mel Gibson do, anything.
None of this if for the current or any administration’s sake. If they can’t take the heat they know where the door is, but rather, I think reality has caught up to some of our worst exaggerations. Satire is based in irony, exaggeration and ridicule, but we are living in an age of ironic outcomes, exaggerations and ridiculousness. Eventually it all becomes a cacophony. To come full circle maybe we need to step back and apply a different approach. We can still laugh though. Let’s make that clear.
Thank you as ever for replying.