That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore: On the Death and Rebirth of Comedy

That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore: On the Death and Rebirth of Comedy

by Lou Perez
That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore: On the Death and Rebirth of Comedy

That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore: On the Death and Rebirth of Comedy

by Lou Perez

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Overview

The Woke are killing comedy—and that makes being a comedian today better than ever!

The Woke—that humorless, joyless, shame-inducing virus—are killing comedy...and that is great for comedians! So argues award-winning comedian Lou Perez in his hilarious and provocative book debut, That Joke Isn’t Funny Anymore.

Through the lens of comedy, Lou examines anti-racism, sex, gender, cancel culture, and all the modern-day sacred cows that have been propped up in recent years. An equal-opportunity offender, nothing is safe from his mockery. Lou punches up, he punches down—he’s throwing haymakers in every direction!

This book is a cancellable offense—but worth the risk. It’s time to fight back: to create, to celebrate, and most importantly, to laugh. These are amazing times, in no small part thanks to the Woke gift to comedy.

Plus, reading That Joke Isn’t Funny Anymore will take care of your diversity reading quota. Lou has the results from his DNA test to prove it.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781637582459
Publisher: Bombardier Books
Publication date: 09/06/2022
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 397,542
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Lou Perez was the Head Writer and Producer of the Webby Award–winning comedy channel We the Internet TV. In addition to producing sketch comedy, performing stand-up, and opinion writing, Lou also hosts The Lou Perez Podcast.

Lou began doing improv and sketch comedy as an undergrad at New York University, where he was part of the comedy group the Wicked Wicked Hammerkatz.

For years, Lou performed at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in NYC and L.A., in sketch shows with the Hammerkatz, and his comedy duo, Greg and Lou. Lou was also a comedy producer on truTV’s Impractical Jokers.

Table of Contents

1 A Brief History of the Death of Comedy 1

2 How I Became a "Far-Right Radical" 21

3 Pandemic Daddy 29

4 Dr. Ibram X. Kendi is Cancel Proof 37

5 Luis Amate Perez 47

6 Aged Out 53

7 Latinx 57

8 In the Lows 63

9 Black Cartoons, Black Voices 67

10 APU Problems 75

11 Cremation Vacation 87

12 D.I.E. 93

13 Real White Chicks, Fake Black Women 97

14 Another White Man 103

15 Hate-Crime Writers 109

16 Comedy's Hr Department 113

17 In Living Color 117

18 Punching Up Is Problematic 121

19 The Chris Rock Challenge 127

20 Laugh So Hard It Hurts 135

21 Between the 23ANDME 137

22 Stupid Representation 149

23 Maskhole 155

14 Alpha Cuck 167

25 Conservatives in Comedy 171

26 Bombing 175

27 Act Like You Believe It 181

28 Activist Comedian 191

29 Libtard 195

30 I Am Become Death 199

31 No Fucks Given 205

32 Hater 209

33 Letter from a Coward 217

34 No Apologies 221

15 Radioactive 223

36 Show Your Work 229

37 Ode to the UCB 235

38 Live, Laugh, Love 243

Acknowledgments 249

About the Author 251

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