The Satire Of Comedians Don 't Take A Good Look At Social Issues

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Sometimes the truth can hurt, but when it is presented in a way that is humorous the end result can be much different. “Comedians don’t start out to change the world, but in the end, that’s what they do,” says Stephen Rosenfield.” Standup comedians have the ability to force people to take a good look at social issues by confronting realities that one would prefer to ignore. In fact, they use humor as a tool to neutralize controversial issues by giving social critiques that can transform in a way leaving the audience to want for more. Comedians can push the social boundaries with their stories and expressions that are usually unacceptable in society. The fact that the comedian sugar coats the issue with humor makes it more acceptable and is…show more content…
Since the 9/11 attack, there has been a numerous number of terrorist attacks in America and other countries. These attacks include, but are not limited to: Fort Hood, Texas where a Muslim psychiatrist guns down thirteen unarmed soldiers while yelling praises to allah; Boston, Massachusetts where foreign-born and very religious Muslims exploded two bombs packed with ball bearings at the Marathon, killing three people and causing several others to lose limbs; San Bernardino, California where a religious Islamic man shot several people at a Christmas party with his wife, leaving fourteen dead; Orlando, Florida where an Islamic extremist massacres forty-nine people at a gay night club, and Fort Lauderdale, Florida where a man converted to ISIS guns down five people in the baggage claim area of an airport. While these attacks occurred in the US many others took place in various countries such as: Paris, Belgium, Turkey, Germany, Pakistan, Indonesia, and Berlin. The character Achmed was created one year after 9/11 and debuted on September 17th, 2007, just about six years after a day the United States will never forget. Although his character is not identified as Muslim, he is referred to as the Dead Terrorist. Is Dunham trying to portray terrorists as weak people by connecting his design of the well-known puppet Achmed as a dead terrorist? Achmed was designed as a skeleton much like a halloween figure. He usually wears a turban, but in this

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