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You can't joke about that : why everything is funny, nothing is sacred, and we're all in this together  Cover Image Book Book

You can't joke about that : why everything is funny, nothing is sacred, and we're all in this together / Kat Timpf.

Timpf, Kat, (author.).


"Comedian Kat Timpf shares how humor has kept her going during the hardest times of her life, and confronts the cancel culture that threatens modern comedy"-- Provided by publisher.
In a 2019 study, 40% of people reported censoring themselves out of fear that voicing their views would alienate them from the people they care about most. Timpf shows why much of the way we talk about sensitive subjects is wrong. We push ourselves into unnecessary conflicts when we should feel like we're all in this together. When someone says "you can't joke about that," what they really mean is "this is a subject that makes people sad or angry." Timpf argues that those subjects are actually the most important to joke about: we can find healing through humor regarding things you probably don't want to bring up in polite conversations. -- adapted from jacket.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780063270428
  • ISBN: 0063270420
  • Physical Description: x, 237 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Broadside, [2023]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Discovering the Power of Comedy -- Intention Absolutely Matters -- Don't Erase Anything -- No One Wants to Hear You Whine (Unless It's Funny) -- Shitbag -- Live, Laugh, Die -- Is There Sexism in Comedy? -- Words Are Not Violence -- Safe Spaces Aren't Real (And That's Great!) -- On Apologies and Apologizing -- Sorry, But This One Is About Politics -- Free Speech as a Cultural Value -- Twitter and the Outrage Machine -- Comedy is My Religion -- PSA : You Also Have The Right Not To Speak.
Subject: Timpf, Kat.
Comedy > Political aspects > United States.
American wit and humor > Political aspects.
Freedom of speech > United States.
Cancel culture > United States.
Women comedians > United States > Biography.
Women libertarians > United States > Biography.
Comédie > Aspect politique > États-Unis.
Humour américain > Aspect politique.
Liberté d'expression > États-Unis.
Culture du bannissement > États-Unis.
Femmes comiques > États-Unis > Biographies.
Femmes libertaires > États-Unis > Biographies.
HUMOR / Politics.
LITERARY CRITICISM / Semiotics & Theory.
Cancel culture.
Comedy > Political aspects.
Freedom of speech.
Women comedians.
Women libertarians.
United States.
Genre: Humor.

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