Being There by Dave Furman, Free for CaPC Members
Dave Furman’s Being There is intended to help us navigate life with those who are suffering.
It’s hard to acknowledge an offensive joke. You’ve failed on two fronts: you weren’t funny and your words were harmful. It contradicts stories we tell ourselves, like “I wouldn’t make a racist joke” or “I couldn’t be sexist.” In this episode, Ben shares how the practice of confession has helped him recognize his own harmful material and the structural inequality of the comedy industry.
Written and recorded by Ben Fort.
Produced by Jonathan Clauson.
Art by Seth Hahne.
Music by Ben Fort.
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For the Colbert Report study and similar research, see Chapter 5 of Irony and Outrage.
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