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With all the drama going around recently, it's gotten me thinking about how easy could be for one's reputation to be demolished at the drop of a hat. This especially applies to comedians, because it's so hard to gauge these days what will and won't tip people off. Does this mean all comedy should be as white as vanilla so that no one can possibly get offended. Well, I think we should all take a hint from one of my favorite comedians of all time.

"I believe you can joke about anything. It all depends on how you construct the joke. What the exaggeration is. Because every joke needs one exaggeration. Every joke needs one thing to be WAY out of proportion."
-George Carlin

Don't be afraid of writing dark humor. Just be smart about it.

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:icondth-incorproductions:
George Carlin's comedic excerpt about rape is one of the funniest things I've ever seen. 

But yeah, the two things that have been going on were NOT jokes. Sexual harassment and an illogical statement. Sometimes I have to watch what I say in my memes. If I wasn't so careful, I would make more jokes about black people (Like this one: 

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This Joke Has Not BEE-gun To Offend People. by DTH-Productions
) because I'm African-American myself, but yeah.....those two things killed BOTH of their reps.
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:iconraccoonbro:
RaccoonBro Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2018
I know that they weren't jokes, but I just want people to know that it's still okay to talk lightly about touchy subjects like this desperate all the drama revolving around really dark stuff.
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:icondth-incorproductions:
Yeah, you're right. In fact, I just made a really crass joke about this whole thing.:  Facetious Take. by DTH-Productions
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:iconnegan1994:
Negan1994 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2018
Steve Buscemi said once: "A Reputation is something it takes years to built and only minutes to ruin",
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:iconraccoonbro:
RaccoonBro Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2018
Very wise words.
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:icongamerjerk450:
gamerjerk450 Featured By Owner Edited Jan 24, 2018
The thing is, It felt like he was being serious. If it was a joke, it was a very poorly-executed one, and that would be an understatement.
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:iconraccoonbro:
RaccoonBro Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2018
That's what concerns me the most.
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gamerjerk450 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2018
Truth be told, dark comedy is one of my favorite types of comedy, but at the same time, it is the easiest to screw up.
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:iconraccoonbro:
RaccoonBro Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2018
That's what makes it so fascinating to study. And for those who can lull it off, I have nothing but respect for them.
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gamerjerk450 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2018
South Park, for instance. Also, this trope comes to mind:
tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php…
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:iconraccoonbro:
RaccoonBro Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2018
Or It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.
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:iconshadowgamer20:
shadowgamer20 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2018
im still worried about superequality 
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:iconraccoonbro:
RaccoonBro Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2018
Ditto
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shadowgamer20 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2018
i mean hes like 15 years old and hes saying stuff like this

thats kinda worrying honestly 
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SerinaLoudie8 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2018
You know what else I’ve noticed?
Sometimes, someone could be a great person for a long time, then they do one bad thing, and boom, dead.

Sometimes, things are unbalanced.
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:iconraccoonbro:
RaccoonBro Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2018
It's a very scary thought.
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SerinaLoudie8 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2018
Pretty much.
In fact, it’s s thought I’ve always feared. Just thinking that one day, I make a mistake or that day happens to be Sour, and then....my social self dies.
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