Comedy is a huge part of the human experience, which can serve in many ways, from criticizing those in power to coping with tragedies. However, a current wave of political correctness is sweeping over it, making only certain jokes acceptable, believes Ron Hart of the Daily Caller. This is killing comedy’s full potential and sterilizing its sharpness, wit and potency in favor of not offending the easily offended. Many famous comedians no longer perform at colleges due to the hostile responses they get for certain jokes. Hart notes that particularly those on the left carve the boundaries of acceptable humor to further their agendas.
The assertion that political correctness is killing comedy is incorrect, argues Stephen Silver of Screen Rant. Nowadays crazy, raunchy, potentially offensive and, most importantly, funny content flows freely on screens. The difference is that its nature has changed. Society has advanced and understands that downright degrading women, black people, immigrants or LGBT people can be deeply hurtful. The fact of the matter is that these kinds of jokes aren’t necessary to be funny anymore. In fact all those groups can be made fun of in ways that aren’t harmful. Political correctness has made comedy more inclusive and less discriminatory.