Our favorite comic (next to Ammo Grrll of course) David Deeble has decided to cancel himself (even though I suggested that he might go blind) for his comic transgressions:
Ever since I was a schoolboy, throughout my career in comedy, both onstage and in private conversations, I have told countless “your mother” jokes. Except I didn’t use the term “your mother.” Instead, I used another term that rhymes with “Obama.”
I realize now that these jokes were not mine to tell: I had appropriated them from the rich vein of African-American humor, causing cringe-inducing pain to the white women exposed to them. . .
Like many other white male comedians, I mistakenly thought that the value of comedy is laughter for laughter’s sake. I know now that laughter is not enough. It’s not even necessary. In fact, laughter is a trivial value we cannot afford if it only reinforces the permission structure for ignoring societal inequalities. Moving forward, I will seek not laughter, but applause.
I realize now that my comedy has been politically useless, and that’s got to change. Moving forward, my comedy will seek to disturb, shock, challenge, and confront.
For the foreseeable future, my solitary task will be to “do the work,” which I solemnly vow not to enjoy.
I’ll also perform only while wearing an N-95 mask.
This is a great send-up of some recent post-modern “comedians” like Hannah Gadsby who say that the world is too seriously evil for comedy, and have turned their stage acts into “anti-comedy” lectures.
Anyway, you can read David’s whole confession at Ricochet. He did, however, cut my all-time favorite joke if his into this short YouTube: