If people don’t want to be offended, they shouldn’t go to comedy clubs? Maybe. But if you don’t want people to react to your jokes, you shouldn’t get on stage and tell your jokes to people.
This fetishization of not censoring yourself, of being an “equal-opportunity offender,” is bizarre and bad for comedy. When did “not censoring yourself” become a good thing? We censor ourselves all the time, because we are not entitled, sociopathic fucks.
Yesterday my boss announced our workload minimum was going to increase by 40%.
and I maybe* had a bit of a freak out because I’ve never been fired before and I am not entirely sure I can meet this new standard. And then I get home and learn that Scott Walker won the recall election.
But then Sarah intervened
and pointed out they can’t fire everyone. (right?!) And I don’t even live in Wisconsin any more. And there’s always England.
So last night it came to my attention that my Simon Amstell ticket never came in the mail and we’re flying out on Saturday. Also, they had a MONTH to get it to me. And just trying to contact Ticketmaster UK is the biggest headache because a) you can’t call them directly and b) just finding their email contact is impossible.
The only acceptable reason for not being able to call the customer service department anywhere and reach a representative is because that department is staffed by cats. Is your help line staffed by cats, Ticketmaster UK? No. I didn’t think so.
(But if it is, call me, because I will move to your country and work there tomorrow.)
So I wrote them a very angry* email because this is a BIG DEAL. And also, I’m an obnoxious American…
To which, they replied today
and solved the issue in, like, five minutes. Easy peasy.