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Are Politics Changing Comedy For The Worse?

Comedian and actor Andrew Heaton discusses political correctness and what it’s like to be a comedian in light of American politics.


Andrew Heaton is a standup comedian, actor, and producer for Reason Magazine. Ben Domenech interviews Heaton on this episode of The Federalist Radio Hour about his career in comedy and how politics has changed the comedy scene.

“I think part of the reason there aren’t a lot of conservatives comedian is because you can’t have sacred cows in comedy. The more sacred cows you have, the more reduced your playing field is,” Heaton said. “But I think we’re starting to see that on the left now, where political correctness is effectively becoming it’s own blasphemy zone.”

Later in the hour Heaton shares is joke-writing process and some of his worst standup experiences.

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