Stand-up comedian Andrew Schulz had a venue in Toronto cancel on him recently for “telling inappropriate jokes.” Are any of the funny jokes that people laugh at ever “appropriate” by the Puritanical standards of the censorious Leftist thought police?
What’s more, the venue, Massey Hall, obviously waited until after they had already booked the event with Schulz to bother watching any of his Comedy. A quick YouTube search would have sufficed to notice that Schulz is not merely savage but almost unwatchable offensive.
Undeterred by the setback, the Manhattan native who has taken the comedy world by storm in recent years with an ingenious knack for working social media, book an even bigger venue for this stop on his comedy tour:
“I’ll find another venue. We locked down Meridian Hall. But this is a much bigger venue. So I was nervous, so I was like, ‘Will we be able to fill it?’ We put the show on sale. It sold out in 7 minutes. We added another show. That one sold out in an hour.”
Schulz doesn’t call his fans the “Ass**** Army” for nothing: “It turns out the great people of Toronto enjoy some inappropriate jokes. So who are we to deny them even more opportunities to go see them?”
Score another victory for comics over censors.
Earlier this year, comedian Shane Gillis got his SNL contract canceled before taping his first episode. The cancel “warriors” out there on their phones dragged the man for using a slur for Chinese people “while making an impression of a racist person” to make fun of racists.
Jokes make us laugh not because of what is said but because of what is unsaid, because of what the joke causes the listener to think. Laughing at jokes is a mental exercise in reading between the lines. SNL axed Gillis for making a joke that racists are deplorable.
And that was what was funny about the joke. People who detest racists and have half an ounce of wit would laugh at that joke. How could a blogger in their basement eating ramen noodles understand that while it eludes the company that brings us one of the greatest brands in Comedy every week for decades?
As Andrew Schulz said in triumph, with his Toronto stop buttoned up at Meridian Hall, “Comedy and those that support it will always win. The people will accept nothing less.”