I know I’m supposed to be delivering my rebuttal to our Kat’s take on the IT Crowd, but that will have to wait. There are far more important things to discuss right now. We shall have to deal with it. Continue reading
It’s pretty well established that James Franco is one of the coolest dudes ever in Hollywood. Not only has he shown his range in comedies like Pineapple Express and thrillers like 127 hours, James Franco had the guts to make a move perceived as regressive in the world of acting by getting a job on General Hospital. He’s also been historically weird by living his life and molding his persona in a way that is half art and half troll; were I a woman of means, I would also appear on magazine covers in sickeningly gorge drag and star in a movie where I play myself. If only he could appear as such on his Comedy Central roast tonight.
Louis CK reminds me of what a terrible human being I am. He does it in the most effective way, too. He takes parts of the typical American lifestyle that are taken for granted, deconstructs them to analyze their value, and then perfectly mocks our complete and utter disdain for all of it. I just watched Louis C.K.’s newest special, Oh My God, and I can say with absolute certainty that this man is probably the next Jesus.
People like messed up humor for a reason. We need safe ways to satisfy our darker impulses. Daniel Tosh’s humor specifically services this need. Making jokes about being an a morally-decrepit asshole is why he is a success. The fact that he’s a success is why it wasn’t wrong for him to make that rape joke.