Stand-up Comedy Clashes With ‘Woke’ Culture

Stand-up comedy—historically known for pushing boundaries—faces a clash in cultural taboos around subjects such as COVID vaccines, gender ideology, and race.
Before COVID-19, a rebellious instinct was a factor that lead some comedians to achieve mainstream success.
Today’s comics, however, face very different attitudes from audience members, and comedy clubs that are terrified of being canceled.
The UK, in some regards, has followed the United States where people have become more polarised over issues such as racism, identity, diversity, and the legacy of history, with social justice-style politics becoming more prominent.
The Epoch Times sat down with four stand-up comedians in Britain who have made conscious decisions not to self-censor in their performances….

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