October 15, 2019

Obligatory Comedy Civil War Episode

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

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