It's okay when we do it, but not when you do it.

Last month, during Black History Month, an obscure woke comic by the name of Adora Nwofor got a lot of press coverage for her unfunny comedy about "racism", which in woke language means "anything that can directly or indirectly expose unfortunate truths about nonwhite races".

Now contrast that with this New Republic article about how "The Comedy Industry Has a Big Alt-Right Problem" in which they discuss that...OMG...Gavin McInnes has a podcast where he cracks jokes at the expense of unfunny negresses like Nwofor. Forget the fawning mainstream press coverage, the article talks about "underground" comics with names like ToxicCisWhiteMaleFat and the danger that in real life they may be comedians you'll see in normal comedy clubs, giving plain anodyne performances in between hyper-politicized rants by the likes of Nwofor. They don't get to go on TV to promote their politics. That's a right reserved for the Woke.

The implication, of course, is that if ToxicCisWhiteMaleFat and Nwofor were ever on the same stage together in front of the same crowd, we'd laugh and cheer and agree with him and sit on our hands for Adora Nwofor. In a level playing field where we're both allowed to make the jokes we want skewering the political targets we want to skewer, the conservatives will mop the floor with them. These are people getting interviewed by every major Canadian news network and then saying that they are the "oppressed" and therefore comedy at their expense isn't permissible, based on two incorrect assumptions (I bet you're relieved: usually woke leftists have thousands of incorrect assumptions to debunk):

  1. Comedy is only "okay" when it is "punching up".
  2. The woke left is the oppressed rather than the oppressor.

Remember, just speaking these people's own words back at them causes them to file criminal charges against you.

I'm sure Nwofor's routines are painful to sit through for more than 30 seconds at a time, but just for fun sometime quote them only whenever you hear her discuss "racists" replace it with "pillow biters" and see how many news outlets are returning your interview request calls.