My Comedy vs. Your Sensibility

At the risk of being a downer on a comedy blog, the world is kind of in disarray right now. Bad news overwhelms good. Tears and anger seem to drown out laughter. Yet, as the show biz cliche demands, the show must go on. How? Sometimes it appears that audiences have forgotten that they are engaged in watching art; subjective, messy, first amendment protected art. Recently I was given a note from someone in the audience 5 minutes before the show. Written in Sharpie embellished with little hearts and smiley faces on pink poster board was, "We are a church group. KEEP THE SHOW CLEAN!" Broadway's Next Hit Musical is always a family-friendly show. You could bring your oldest, most conservat

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