Can We Take a Joke? (2016) - Rotten Tomatoes

Can We Take a Joke? (2016)

Can We Take a Joke? (2016)

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In the age of social media, nearly every day brings a new eruption of outrage. While people have always found something to be offended by, their ability to organize a groundswell of opposition to--and public censure of--their offender has never been more powerful. Today we're all one clumsy joke away from public ruin. Can We Take A Joke? offers a thought-provoking and wry exploration of outrage culture through the lens of stand-up comedy, with notables like Gilbert Gottfried, Penn Jillette, Lisa Lampanelli, and Adam Carolla detailing its stifling impact on comedy and the exchange of ideas. What will the future be like if we can't learn how to take a joke?

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Plays as if you've been invited to read half of a courtroom transcript -- the defense's half -- while skipping past redacted text that might have complicated or undermined the argument.

July 29, 2016 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

"Can We Take a Joke?" ... poses a valid question at a juncture when freedom of speech is a hot topic, especially where the Internet is concerned.

July 28, 2016 | Full Review…

It would be better if it ... at least acknowledged the possibility that some jokes ought not be told.

July 28, 2016 | Full Review…

It's not the state that has turned against them; it's audiences.

July 28, 2016 | Full Review…

It's all awfully dispiriting.

July 21, 2016 | Full Review…

Overstates its case to a nearly comical degree, as a group of comedians claim censorship that doesn't exist (Splice Today)

August 14, 2016 | Rating: 1.5/5 | Full Review…

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