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Can We Take a Joke? (2015)

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An examination of Western society's apparent contemporary intolerance of edgy humor by comedians.


Ted Balaker
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Credited cast:
Adam Carolla ... Himself
Bob Corn-Revere Bob Corn-Revere ... Himself
Noam Dworman Noam Dworman ... Himself
Karith Foster Karith Foster ... Herself
Gilbert Gottfried ... Himself
Penn Jillette ... Himself
Lisa Lampanelli ... Herself
Chris Lee Chris Lee ... Himself
Greg Lukianoff Greg Lukianoff ... Himself
Heather McDonald ... Herself
Jim Norton ... Himself
Christina Pazsitzky ... Narrator
Jonathan Rauch Jonathan Rauch ... Himself
Jon Ronson ... Himself


In the age of social media, nearly every day brings a new eruption of outrage. While people have always found something to be offended by, their ability to organize a groundswell of opposition to-and public censure of-their offender has never been more powerful. Today we're all one clumsy joke away from public ruin. Can We Take A Joke? offers a thought-provoking and wry exploration of outrage culture through the lens of stand-up comedy, with notables like Gilbert Gottfried, Penn Jillette, Lisa Lampanelli, and Adam Carolla detailing its stifling impact on comedy and the exchange of ideas. What will future will be like if we can't learn how to take a joke? Written by Prodigy Public Relations

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29 July 2016 (USA) See more »

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Can America Take a Joke? See more »

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Korchula Productions See more »
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if you think it's safe, but it's not.. it.. is hell
19 February 2017 | by mooohalaSee all my reviews

OK. so there is a part in this doc where lenny bruce is talked about as having gotten pardoned after his death. a plaque is shown. in my mind.. what this shows is this. oh.. what he did was OK, so we can do this and we can do that and it will be OK too. and what they want is for it to be OK. everyone wants what they do to be OK. they can't get around it. but God's laws, Jesus words are still totally the measuring stick. and if you break them it is called sin. so it is not OK. and if you don't repent and obey Jesus.. then hell is the result upon death. so if you think it's safe, but it's not.. it.. is hell.

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