Day Three: Which comedian (dead/alive) does 2019 need most?
I enjoyed the “no fucks given” eras of comedy. Richard Pryor. Eddie Murphy. Robin Harris. Chris Rock. Bernie Mac. Dave Chappelle. On any given day, I can revisit their shows and have few qualms with the content.
That said, I don’t long for “the good old days when people weren’t so sensitive.”
Culture evolves. As much as I love my old school “problematic faves,” they were artists for their respective times. The current moment doesn’t need any more “I don’t give a fuck; I’m just gonna say it.”
Thankfully, 2019 has the comedian it needs doing a show on Netflix.
That comedian is Hasan Minhaj.
With his unique perspective on the American experience–as a 30something, second-generation Indian-American Muslim–Hasan threads the needle with
And you know. He’s tall and fine and charming as fuck and hangs a suit like a lanky god.* If that’s your jam.
[*] The man utilizes every one of his Libra sun’s superpowers. I see you,
Challenge courtesy of @edthesportsfan