Politics and comedy go hand in hand. While I think the former could stay out of the latter a lot more, the latter should closely follow the former wherever it goes.
Comedy is our greatest societal antisceptic. It highlights the more ridiculous parts of our society, especially the ones that take themselves too seriously, and cuts them down to size. Comedy forbids the creation of sacred cows and keeps pride in check. It’s a deconstructor and a tool to help lighten our day to day burdens…when it’s allowed to do its job.
Over the past few decades, mainstream culture has put a host of rules on comedy. Those who tried to use it have been punished by society in ways that are blatantly unfair and not the least bit ridiculous.