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Yes, I Can Say That - When They Come for the Comedians, We Are All in Trouble (Hardcover) Loot Price: R383
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Yes, I Can Say That - When They Come for the Comedians, We Are All in Trouble (Hardcover): Judy Gold

Yes, I Can Say That - When They Come for the Comedians, We Are All in Trouble (Hardcover)

Judy Gold

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"No one makes me laugh harder than Judy Gold. If I had to pick one comedian to write a book about free speech, it would be Judy." - Amy Schumer From award-winning comedian Judy Gold, an equal parts thoughtful and hilarious polemic on the current efforts to censor comedians, arguing that they undermine the art-and purpose-of comedy itself. "You can say anything that comes to mind as long as it is funny." - Richard Pryor The fallout after Michelle Wolf's roast at the 2018 White House Correspondent's Dinner, Samantha Bee's forced apology after calling Ivanka Trump a "feckless c*nt," Kathy Griffin's being "blacklisted" from Hollywood after posting a photo with what looked like the president's severed head, all represent a dangerous and growing trend-to censor comedians. In Yes I Can Say That, comedy veteran Judy Gold argues that "no one has the right to tell comics what they can or cannot joke about.... Laughter is a unifier. It's the best medicine. It's also the most palatable way to bring up seditious, subversive topics." For Gold, nothing is more insidious than enforcing silence and repressing jokes-the job of a comedian is to expose society's demons, and confront them head-on, no prisoners allowed. In ten impassioned polemics, she frames comedy as a tool of empowerment, a way to reclaim hateful rhetoric and battle the democracy-crushing plight of censorship. Uninhibited and bold, Gold is as skilled at making readers laugh as she is at exposing uncomfortable truths about our culture and society. In this era of partisan politics and gaping inequalities, Yes I Can Say That is the refreshingly candid, wickedly funny and deliciously blunt manifesto we need.

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Imprint: Dey Street Books, an imprint of HarperCollins US
Country of origin: United States
Release date: April 2020
Authors: Judy Gold
Dimensions: 210 x 140 x 21mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover - Cloth over boards
Pages: 224
ISBN-13: 978-0-06-295375-9
Categories: Books > Arts & Architecture > Performing arts > General
Books > Sport & Leisure > Humour > General
Books > Reference & Interdisciplinary > Interdisciplinary studies > Cultural studies > Popular culture
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social issues > Ethical issues & debates > Censorship
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political control & freedoms > Human rights > Freedom of information & freedom of speech
LSN: 0-06-295375-3
Barcode: 9780062953759

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