Is comedy possible in a world where everyone is offended?
Comedy legend Mel Brooks doesn’t think so. He recently said that society has “become stupidly politically correct, which is the death of comedy.”
The creative mind behind classics like “Young Frankenstein,” Brooks is known for using satire and parody in films including “Blazing Saddles” and “The Producers.” Brooks said his film “Blazing Saddles” couldn’t be made today because it’s a satire about racism; the movie centers on a black sheriff who works in a racist town.
Doc Thompson praised Brooks’ stand for comedy and talked about how satire helps expose racism and other evils on Friday’s “The Morning Blaze with Doc Thompson.”