By Ray Pride Pride@moviecitynews.com

“These are not sad clowns. These are all very famous, very powerful men who in hindsight, appear to have used comedy to mask the truth more than illuminate it. In fact, it’s telling that C.K. fell upon the “I have issues” defense when one woman said she confronted him about jacking off in front of women. When confronted, comedians have a nasty habit of defensiveness, and of playing up the background issues that drive them to crave yuks. And, for too long, the comedy world has indulged that ruse, letting a guy like C.K. invite your pity if he can’t get laughs out of you.”

“These are not sad clowns. These are all very famous, very powerful men who in hindsight, appear to have used comedy to mask the truth more than illuminate it. In fact, it’s telling that C.K. fell upon the “I have issues” defense when one woman said she confronted him about ——- — in front of women. When confronted, comedians have a nasty habit of defensiveness, and of playing up the background issues that drive them to crave yuks. And, for too long, the comedy world has indulged that ruse, letting a guy like C.K. invite your pity if he can’t get laughs out of you.”

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