Forced Audience Participation and the Cheapening of Stand-Up Comedy

It’s being called the ‘slap seen around the world’. The incident is, of course, the recent fracas at the 2022 Academy Awards featuring Will Smith marching up on stage and slapping Chris Rock after the latter made a joke that offended both Smith and his wife. Not surprisingly, considering Jada Pinkett Smith, Will’s wife, wasContinue reading “Forced Audience Participation and the Cheapening of Stand-Up Comedy”