Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Quote of the Day


"Do you want me to apologize after every joke? If it doesn't offend somebody it's probably not a joke. It's probably an observation that's not funny. It's gotta offend somebody somewhere... I think comics should test people, I think it's our job to go too far. That way we know as a society what too far is. Where else are you going to hear it? I'd rather hear a racist joke in a comedy club and let it get an honest reaction than hear a racist joke mumbled to me backstage by a drunken audience member... A joke about race and sex and politics, it brings people together. You all laugh or don't laugh together."

-- Jeff Ross

Bingo.

HuffPost Comedy has a really good interview with Ross as part of their "Crossing the Line" series. If you're a fan of comics and comedy, it's required reading.

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