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08:54 pm - on comedic self-deprecation and the warrior jews....

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on comedic self-deprecation and the warrior jews.... - graffiti.maverick — LiveJournal

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[User Picture]From: chrismaverick Date: October 13th, 2005 - 05:53 am (Link)
that's kind of my point. Humor is funny because we enjoy laughing at other people's pain. Savage argues that the French love laughing at Lewis because they hate jews and he's a stupid Jew. He argues the same about Allen and (he admits to a lesser extent) Seinfeld.

"Look at that Jew, he's lame. I'm so much better than that"

I honestly don't think the Jewishness of it comes into effect. Certainly Woody Allen hypes up the jewish stereotype in his comedy, but I don't think he does any more so than George Lopez or Chris Rock hype up their racial stereotypes. Or for that matter, than say Chris Farley or Artie Lange do their being fat. You write what you know.
 

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