Katt williams has a challenge for all comedians who complain about the state of comedy in 2021 because of the so-called “cancellation culture” … do better, be better, and be funnier.
The legendary comic shared his thoughts on the hotly debated topic with Joe budden, and he basically suggested that the outrage towards society and the public in 2021 being too aroused or sensitive for comedy to work properly (or as it has in the past) is mostly from Bologna.
Check it out for yourself… because he gives a pretty nuanced breakdown of what he thinks people are actually crazy about – that comedians are forced to evolve over time.
Katt says that certain words and / or topics are rightly labeled inappropriate or forbidden – and he explains that in most cases that’s probably fine … because the purpose of comedy isn’t is not to offend, but to entertain as many people as possible.
He also notes that all that has happened over the years and with the advent of social media is that more people have been allowed to join the conversation … and as a result, can speak out on things they would always have found objectionable – whereas before they had no platform.
It’s a pretty fascinating take … which actually mirrors what Seth Rogen said about it not too long ago to The Independent – when he said, yes … some jokes have aged badly, and rather than being upset to be called out about it, he said simply own and adapt accordingly.
Of course, not everyone agrees with Katt and Seth on this. Many actors have railed against what they consider too sensitive tastes nowadays … including one Billy Cristal, who recently called today’s comedy a “minefield” he no longer recognizes.
Different strokes for different people, we suppose – but for KW… it doesn’t seem to sweat to tighten the belt in his biz. If anything, it looks like he’s taking it in stride.