Film Review: Can We Take a Joke?

July 27, 2016

By Frank Scheck at Film Journal 

It’s hard not to have mixed reactions while watching Ted Balaker’s documentary Can We Take a Joke? about how political correctness is stifling free speech, particularly when it comes to satire and stand-up comedy. On one hand, the obvious answer to the question posed in the title is increasingly a resounding “No.” On the other hand, why does every Tom, Dick and Harry feel the need to spout off their supposed witticisms via Twitter? Can’t we leave comedy to the professionals?…

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