“Comedy’s Role in Social Justice“
Episode 09: November 1, 2021: Much has been said about Dave Chapelle’s comedy special “The Closer.” His comments about the transgender community and cancel culture have offended and enraged some, and emboldened others. Should Netflix stop broadcasting his program? Do shocking and boundary-pushing jokes like his no longer have a place in today’s society? Should we treat comedy like art or just identify it as mean-spirited bullying? Join Jack and Ashley for a calm and thoughtful discussion about one of the most divisive comedic performances in recent memory.