Comedians Take On Political Correctness In New Film “Can We Take A Joke?”

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Over the last few year’s the discussion on being politically correct in comedy has taken to the forefront. We’ve seen moments involving comedians receiving some sort of back-lash for telling their truth, for example when Jamie Foxx had the internet heated for jokes about Caitlyn Jenner. Now in a way to further create dialogue, a new documentary “Can We Take A Joke?” will speak with several comedians on freedom of speech. The film (featured below) is expected to hit theaters in the coming months.

A new documentary Can We Take A Joke? presents us with their side of the issue. Directed by Ted Balaker and narrated by comedian Christina Pazsitzky, the film shows how luminaries like Gilbert Gottfried, Penn Jillette, Lisa Lampanelli, Adam Carolla, Jim Norton, and Heather McDonald have grappled with this trend in American culture. Spoiler alert: They’re not too thrilled about it. Distributors aren’t shying away from controversy either. The film has been floating around in the festival circuit since 2015, but MGM just acquired it for theater and digital release sometime this summer.

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