December 05, 2017

Michael Joiner: Why it’s harder being a “clean” stand up comic (Part One)

Ben DaviesRebel Host | Rebel Reel Reviews


Conservative comedian Michael Joiner sat down with me for this, the first of a three part interview.

Today, Joiner says it's more difficult to be a clean comic than a comic in our politically correct culture.

We also talk about why the left is ruining comedy, and why America needs to come together and laugh.

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commented 2017-12-12 13:52:59 -0500 · Flag
DREW WAKARIUK commented 6 days ago
And there are tons of shitty liberal comedians. Or do you laugh at them just because they are liberal?
-————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Drew, you nailed it. Mostly they laugh because its crass and vulgar. As Screwtape write in the eponymous book,

“The Joke Proper, which turns on sudden perception of incongruity, is a much more promising field. I am not thinking primarily of indecent or bawdy humour, which, though much relied upon by second-rate tempters, is often disappointing in its results. The truth is that humans are pretty clearly divided on this matter into two classes. There are some to whom “no passion is as serious as lust” and for whom an indecent story ceases to produce lasciviousness precisely in so far as it becomes funny: there are others in whom laughter and lust are excited at the same moment and by the same things. The first sort joke about sex because it gives rise to many incongruities: the second cultivate incongruities because they afford a pretext for talking about sex. If your man is of the first type, bawdy humour will not help you-I shall never forget the hours which I wasted (hours to me of unbearable tedium) with one of my early patients in bars and smoking-rooms before I learned this rule. Find out which group the patient belongs to-and see that he does not find out.”

For years they have been called the humourless left.
One of the best conservative comedians although he wasn’t a comedian was G.K. Chesterton:

“Marriage is a duel to the death which no man of honour should decline.”

“The Bible tells us to love our neighbors, and also to love our enemies; probably because generally they are the same people.”

“When learned men begin to use their reason, then I generally discover that they haven’t got any.”

“The reformer is always right about what is wrong. He is generally wrong about what is right.”

“When a politician is in opposition he is an expert on the means to some end; and when he is in office he is an expert on the obstacles to it.”

“The whole modern world has divided itself into Conservatives and Progressives. The business of Progressives is to go on making mistakes. The business of the Conservatives is to prevent the mistakes from being corrected.”

“The first two facts which a healthy boy or girl feels about sex are these: first that it is beautiful and then that it is dangerous.”

“If there were no God, there would be no atheists.”

“The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting; it has been found difficult and left untried.”

“All men thirst to confess their crimes more than tired beasts thirst for water; but they naturally object to confessing them while other people, who have also committed the same crimes, sit by and laugh at them.”

And for The Rebel:

“HE IS A VERY SHALLOW CRITIC WHO CANNOT SEE AN ETERNAL REBEL IN THE HEART OF A CONSERVATIVE.”
commented 2017-12-06 09:35:17 -0500 · Flag
Andrew they judge their audience like any prudent person would. Sometimes bland and sometimes funny enough to make you forget that you’re standing in the rain.
commented 2017-12-06 08:50:03 -0500 · Flag
Tammie Putinski-Zandbelt commented 14 hours ago
Lots of funny people in Canadian sport & farming communities. I’ve heard several auctioneers who have a great sense of humour.
Too bad the authoritarian left don’t have a sense of humour. "

Do those same auctioneers make a lot of sexually or racially charged “jokes”, or does the very nature of their jobs keep them firmly in the realm of “politically correct”? I do agree that the patter is an art form but most of it’s pretty bland on its own.
commented 2017-12-05 21:48:08 -0500 · Flag
Drew Wakariuk,

I just watched a few clips of Preacher Lawson. If that is your idea of HILARIOUS, then that certainly explains a lot about you and your posts on here.
commented 2017-12-05 21:43:53 -0500 · Flag
Drew Wakariuk,

Carson wasn’t a conservative and wanted Letterman to take over for him.

No, I don’t think Schumer is funny. Try again.
commented 2017-12-05 21:18:40 -0500 · Flag
You have to be clever to be a clean comedian. Being a comedian has become a tough profession. It’s hard to make fun of leftists because what seems funny today becomes their policy tomorrow. Leftist comedians have increasingly become nothing more than political hacks.
commented 2017-12-05 21:02:07 -0500 · Flag
I bet Frank thinks Amy Schumer is funny. And by the way Frank Leno and Carson were funnier than those who came after them.
commented 2017-12-05 21:01:09 -0500 · Flag
Frank Hohimer Preacher Lawson is hilarious , he made it far on AGT this season. And there are tons of shitty liberal comedians. Or do you laugh at them just because they are liberal?
commented 2017-12-05 18:59:25 -0500 · Flag
Lots of funny people in Canadian sport & farming communities. I’ve heard several auctioneers who have a great sense of humour.
Too bad the authoritarian left don’t have a sense of humour.

Terry, so true.
commented 2017-12-05 16:06:14 -0500 · Flag
Frank you need to go to few hockey banquets.
commented 2017-12-05 14:42:39 -0500 · Flag
Show me a conservative comedian and I will show you someone who isn’t funny. It’s just the reality of the situation, which is why every attempt to have a conservative comedian talk show ala The Daily Show has failed.