No comedy controversy is complete until we have (reluctantly) contributed our takes! Famed comedian Heather Marulli joins the show to discuss the very important Shane Gillis/SNL dustup and what it means for the art of standup.
ALSO: the purpose of comedy, what makes something edgy, and why cultural critics hate standup.
Hollywood Reporter - "Comedy's Civil War: How an 'SNL' Firing Exposed a Growing Rift in Stand-Up" article: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/features/shane-gillis-snl-firing-comics-mixed-reactions-exposes-growing-rift-stand-up-world-1242739
Slate - "The Seething Stand-Up Underground That Gave Rise to Shane Gillis" article: https://slate.com/culture/2019/09/shane-gillis-snl-conservative-comedy-legion-of-skanks.html