Bill Maher used a pointer to illustrate his speech Friday night at HBO Real time, Since he gave a “japruder-sized” analysis of the Oscar moment that not everyone can give up.
Maher called the segment “interpreting jokes to idiots” and said he would break down jokes for the humor-disabled (shot with a Will Smith).
“Comedians have been under attack for some time,” Maher said. “So I must protect my tribe. The war on humor must end. ” He argued that Chris Rock’s infamous “GI Jane” joke “was not an alopecia joke, not about roadside chicken bird flu.”
Maher recounts an earlier joke on the night of the Oscars where Timothy Chalamet was teased by the audience at the Oscars for running a little while cutting the camera with JK Simmons. Maher said, “It ended here. It’s called a good game. Let ordinary people urinate for one minute.
He then slowly pointed to the infamous “GI Jane” comedy moment, smiling Will Smith. Maher compares it to a perfect picture of a void culture. “He has not yet found out that his original general response was wrong, and he should have taken a different view,” Maher said. .
Maher mentions that the general intolerance of the awake Heckler and General Z is killing comedy. He showed how Kevin Hart was booted from the Oscars for a joke, and reminded us that Gilbert Gottfried and Cathy Griffin were “tasteless” in their moments. “What’s in it? That’s why we like them!” From Dave Chappell to Sarah Silverman and Rosen, all comedians are a little crazy, Maher says. “And you need to be crazy on that wall.”
College General J’s are particularly ridiculous, he claims. Where students would go to college to lose their virginity, “now they’re going to lose their sense of humor,” Maher said. “Soon Airline Food and Starbucks will have nothing to joke about but mistaking your name.”
Thank God George Carlin isn’t around to see it, Maher thought. He invited how Carlin turned her back on a traditional comedy club career to go in front of a college audience. “I have to be with people who make me feel like myself and give me a chance to experience,” Maher said of a quote from Carlin. He nodded and added that the seven words you can’t say right now seem to be “Jada, can’t wait for GI Zen2.”
Before the show, playwright / director / writer David Mammet came to plug in his new book, Depression: The death of free speech and the cost of a free lunch.“
“We have to have freedom of speech,” Mammet said. “Apart from that, we have nothing, and it doesn’t matter which team it is.” He added, “When the opposition is not acceptable, we will end up with an omnipotent state.”
Is it possible that society has gone so far that we will reach that point? “A lot of people thought Red Skeleton was funny,” Mammet said.
Nancy McLean was also a historian and author at Maher Duke University Democracy in Chain: A Deep History of the Radical Rights Stealth Plan for America; And David Leonhard, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and author New York Times Daily Newsletter. They discussed pedophilia, dont say gay bill and the current fixation with the Ukraine war.