George Carlin’s advice to ‘edgy’ comedians: Punch up, not down (video)

by Comic Saenz on October 1, 2019 in Cultura, El Now, Video


Ground-breaking standup comedian George Carlin is all in favor of free speech, but thinks the best comedy comes from punching up, not punching down, and that means not mocking gays, immigrants, women, and other vulnerable minorities.

In this 1990 clip, Carlin is talking about comic Andrew Dice Clay on CNN’s Larry King show. Meanwhile, check out today’s La Cucaracha. It’s all about another comic in the news….

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