Profanity and Humor

The subject of using profanity as it relates to humor often comes up in class. Should I use it? Should I avoid it? Fuck if I know! In my opinion, if a comedic joke is funny enough, it can be told without the use of profanity. If a joke or story has a good outline,  you can go without using swear words. However, the use of vulgar words in any context can be used to prove a point. In conclusion, the use of swear words in comedy has to come in the right context. If it does not come in the right context, you can make people feel uncomfortable and turn people off of what you were saying. On the other hand, if your use of vulgarity comes at the right time, it can make you a hero with a good joke or story. All about context.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s