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Comedy Isn’t Supposed to Punch Down

When did this become a rule? lol

by Anonymousreply 5November 27, 2021 7:56 AM

When it became chic to hate and sneer at half of America

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by Anonymousreply 1November 27, 2021 12:20 AM

Go jerk off to your Trump shrine, r1.

by Anonymousreply 2November 27, 2021 12:21 AM

Punching down is subjective.

by Anonymousreply 3November 27, 2021 1:48 AM

what does "punch down" even mean?

by Anonymousreply 4November 27, 2021 6:31 AM

R4 people/groups that are perceived as powerless.

Making fun of the Presidents and celebrities, in contrast, are perfect examples of “punching up,” why that’s historically been the safest territory for comedians.

Reality stars also lose goodwill/popularly when they start to punch down too much (see Dorinda/RHONY)

by Anonymousreply 5November 27, 2021 7:56 AM
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