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Comedians Talk About Pushing Boundaries and Crossing Lines

Defining what is taboo in comedy is the central question of The Last Laugh: What is out of bounds to talk about in comedy? The film features performers who are no strangers to pushing the limits, including Sarah Silverman and Jeffrey Ross (Comedy Central’s “Roastmaster General”). Paul MacInness in the Guardian wrote about comedy taboos, too. Several … READ MORE

Ferne Pearlstein Asks Comedians and Survivors: What Is Off-Limits in Comedy?

“Somebody once said, ‘Tragedy plus time equals comedy.’ And I always felt, why wait?” – Comedian Gilbert Gottfried, in The Last Laugh There have been many films about the Holocaust, many good and important and extremely necessary films, but The Last Laugh is likely the first to include comedians like Mel Brooks, Larry Charles, Judy … READ MORE