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Joe Starr

Joe Starr

Actor/Comedian/Writer/Teacher at The Business we call Show.
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  • All Comedy is ultimately a form of protest and when someone who is proficient at Stand-up is vocal, for or against something, it adds weight to the conversation. Comedians helped raise more money for War Bonds during WWII than any other group. Jerry Lewis spearheaded the raising of more than 2 billion dollars for MDA. Comedy brings with it huge power because it’s rare. Amy is a talented Comedian who knows exactly how much weight she can swing around in the business. How much she can effect people

    All Comedy is ultimately a form of protest and when someone who is proficient at Stand-up is vocal, for or against something, it adds weight to the conversation. Comedians helped raise more money for War Bonds during WWII than any other group. Jerry Lewis spearheaded the raising of more than 2 billion dollars for MDA. Comedy brings with it huge power because it’s rare. Amy is a talented Comedian who knows exactly how much weight she can swing around in the business. How much she can effect people. And ultimately how much she can effect at least the general conversation. I am willing to bet this will be far from her only protest. She is lending her notoriety and name to a point of view, which is what we all do as Comedians. This time it just happened to also include a $50 fine and a ride in a police van.

  • This will make air travel so much more fun! To listen to 200 phone conversations being quietly screamed into cell phones using wi-fi apps for free calls. I can’t wait! (Insert 2 or 3 eye rolls in my comment where ever you feel it’s needed)

  • I may be wrong but if you were to travel through the proper time zones in the correct order one may find they’ve arrived before they left. Making packing totally unnecessary. Just a thought.

  • I will have to check, but I assume the places that do open on Thanksgiving are not Union shops and people are given the old “Don’t like it? Quit.” Like I said, I do NOT know that for sure but I have a hard time picturing anyone giving such an ultimatum to, say, The Teamsters.

  • After reading the article I see that the people removed (or who walked out) continued their gripe in the lobby with theater staff. Now unless the theater staff was also doing material about whats-his-hair, then this has nothing to do with Wanda’s material. It has to do with the current trend of making a scene to prove your opinion is fact. As if your opinion alone mandates reality. Know who does that a lot? 3 year olds. It’s called pretending. These people were ‘offended’ and made a scene just to

    After reading the article I see that the people removed (or who walked out) continued their gripe in the lobby with theater staff. Now unless the theater staff was also doing material about whats-his-hair, then this has nothing to do with Wanda’s material. It has to do with the current trend of making a scene to prove your opinion is fact. As if your opinion alone mandates reality. Know who does that a lot? 3 year olds. It’s called pretending. These people were ‘offended’ and made a scene just to add color and substance to the retelling of it later. To add weight to their commitment of their opinion. “And we walked out and demanded our money back!” (And then then knock back the last of their Tito’s martini and take another from the tray a Butler is holding)

    All I can say is, if Wanda hurt your feelings, you’re lucky Carlin is dead.

  • I have known Ted since he started doing Stand-up in the 1990’s. He has always been a powerful act. Intelligent and insightful with a wit sharper than an Arturo Sandoval triple C note. And the video, when taken in its entirety, shows Ted was hitting the subject of how it is about damn time that things are finally being brought to light, albeit slowly. He didn’t rip Louie. He hits him with a few jokes. And Cosby. And the President. And the military. And machismo and masculinity in general. Put that

    I have known Ted since he started doing Stand-up in the 1990’s. He has always been a powerful act. Intelligent and insightful with a wit sharper than an Arturo Sandoval triple C note. And the video, when taken in its entirety, shows Ted was hitting the subject of how it is about damn time that things are finally being brought to light, albeit slowly. He didn’t rip Louie. He hits him with a few jokes. And Cosby. And the President. And the military. And machismo and masculinity in general. Put that together and it’s called an act. Picking a current ‘hot name’ out of it just to bring people to read an article is called click bait. It’s as much a let down as being invited to an orgy just to find out you’re working the coat room.

  • Polling itself is a sad state of affairs. Polls reenforce the belief that opinion is fact, even if the polls don’t go your way. If 78% of people believed her testimony was credible her supporters would believe it shows she WAS credible. Whereas her detractors would believe it shows that mass media is part of a conspiracy. Polls mean nothing. For reference, just think back to the 2016 Presidential election. Everyone ‘knew’ Clinton would win by the polls alone and yet they were as wrong as trying to sneeze with your eyes open.

  • I’ve been doing Stand-up for 30 years and totally agree with your idea of the audience technically choosing jokes that are told over time. But then times (and fashion) change. You should no more expect a Comedian to apologize for a joke made years ago, that is only NOW thought to be offensive, any more than a Chef should apologize for having made the steak that was ordered 20 years ago for the customer who is now a vegetarian.

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