What do you think about stand up comics who make fun of people?

@laydee (12813)
Philippines
July 1, 2009 6:44pm CST
I find them sleazy. I find these types of shows no-fun at all, most especially if they start humiliating certain people in the audience. No, I don't think a person should be a 'sport' just because they're in that show. But still, a friend told me that they have already been warned prior to going in that show that you will be humiliated if they feel they'd pick on you. Do you ever like these types of shows?
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@dloveli (4369)
• United States
3 Jul 09
I think that comics can be funny when discussing individuals. However, I do think some of them cross a line and become hurtful just to get laughs. That's not right! I do think people need to realize that's what a stand up comic does. We have to toughen up a little. They pick on everyone. It usually harmless. For the ones who take it too far, it's up to us not to attend. The only way they'll get the hint is thru ticket sales. If it bothers you, dont attend. dl
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@laydee (12813)
• Philippines
7 Jul 09
so true..
@lilaclady (28238)
• Australia
2 Jul 09
This is one of pet hates, I have noticed most of these comics shout the loudest when the tables are turned...I was watching The Panet not so long ago when they were talking about this very subject and they were having a bit of a talk about some celebrity and one of them said something not very nice at all which was a little bit of a shock and she said she could do that because comedienes have licence to do it well I don't agree, I think a good comediene does not have to bring people down...I saw Ellen say once that she didn't like that sort of humour and she does very well with out dragging people down...I think they should put themselves in the other persons shoes....they would not like it...
• United States
3 Jul 09
Hi, laydee! I don't enjoy that sort of comedian at all. They're very popular, though, so somebody certainly does.