Stop with the joking around, it's killing me

Comedy is tragedy plus time.

Comedy is only funny because it’s transcendently true.

Comedy knows no limits. Everything is fair game. Comedy that follows the rules ceases to be funny. There are no rules. Comedy is inherently subversive. 

This is why despots have always mistrusted comics. 

Because, once you’ve been the butt of the very best comedy, nobody can ever take you seriously again. And despots desperately need to be taken seriously. Very, very seriously.

Which means that the most dangerous