Can We Take A Joke?
Can We Take A Joke? is a documentary about the comedians facing off against the word police and I'm not just talking about grammar Nazis. This film shows the history of comics fighting for their rights to explore taboo topics to make people laugh. From there the film goes into the problems comedians face today with PC culture ramping up and how people will laugh at others but get offended when the subject of a joke touches them. They even go into the problems of free speech on college campus.
Being a person is really into stand comedy I really enjoyed learning about some history of the stand up scene. You get to see how the path was paved for comedians of today by the first comics standing up for their rights to freely express their ideas. You have a great cast of comedians from all different background to tell their stories. Giving great examples of censorship and how they stood their ground for the right of free speech. This is documentary I would recommend to anyone who likes comedy. Do yourself a favor and find out if you can in fact take a joke.