Sometimes I feel weird about laying down the law about what’s funny and not because, honestly, what…
Jordan Sese
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Yeah, this was my hesitation with writing the post. I know exactly what you mean. I know full well that comedy is objective and I guess funny is in the eye of the beholder. That first video really wasn’t bad but felt kind of lazy.

In the beginning, I really did just feel like ok there’s a disconnect and I just don’t get it. That’s fine. It’s probably just a one off thing. But then these videos kept coming up and getting worse with outwardly sexist, homophobic, rape-y humor or they have a character who just plays dumb the whole time or is violent. I felt like in the huge diaspora that is Instagram videos, I was watching the same kind of humor over and over again. I felt like the creators don’t respect anyone’s intelligence and just make videos for ad revenue. I’m never gonna knock anyone’s hustle, make your money boo boo, do what you gotta do, but take some pride in your work and make it good. And the thing is they KNOW they don’t have to try hard because they know their competition and it’s not that great either. That’s the difference between professionals and these comedians. Professionals know that if they don’t make good stuff, it won’t get picked up by a network, or they won’t be offered an hour long special; they know there’s a lot at stake and can’t afford to be mediocre let alone bad.

I don’t know. Maybe I’m wrong and this can fall into a different genre of comedy and it’s all harmonious at the end.

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