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Is freedom of speech evaporating from the world of comedy? We hear a familiar mantra whenever someone like Dave Chappelle comes under fire: You can’t joke about anything anymore. PC police. Cancel culture. People are too sensitive. But does this premise hold up to scrutiny? Studying history, it seems clear comedians have more freedom of speech today, not less. At the start of the 20th century, ...

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If he hadn’t focused on Broadway, this actor could have easily made a career out of stand-up comedy. No wonder Seth Meyers recently recruited him to fill in for a last-minute cancellation. Lane always delivers.

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Before all the bro-on-the-run, complicated-relationship, and my-parents-are-cringe comedies that fill our streaming services, Mel Brooks took …

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