May 6, 2018
Sunday May 6th, 2018
The debate about the appropriate bounds of humor broke out again last weekend with Michelle Wolf's performance at the White House Correspondents Dinner, but it's been heated and ongoing for years if not decades. Who should be the target of jokes? What's off limits, if anything? If we put limits on comedy, will it die a pitiful little death or get stronger?
Our guest today is Leighann Lord. She's a stand-up comedian, one of the co-hosts of the StarTalk podcast, and writer of several books, including Real Women Do It Standing Up. She was one of the faces of the African Americans for Humanism billboard campaign and has performed at several atheist conferences. She joins us today to talk about being funny without being a jerk.
Leighann's website: http://www.veryfunnylady.com/
Leighann on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LeighannLord
Leighann on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LeighannFans/