Mark Normand on Being the Odd Man Out, Kind Of

Following Donald Trump’s election, a growing chorus of voices began to request—if not require—something more from cultural art forms. Say something meaningful. Use your voice to inform, dissent, disrupt. Comedy has always been a space where truth tellers can peel back the layers of this fucked up life and reveal something deeper, and nobody has been criticizing Trump more publicly and with more exuberance than comedians. That it might happen to strike an audience as funny is comedy’s gift to the world. Laughter could be a relief and a unifying force. [Full article available on Paste.]

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