A Generation of Hot House Flowers

http://bwog.com/2018/11/30/nimesh-patel-stand-up-routine-cut-short-due-to-uncomfortable-jokes/

Nimesh Patel, a comedian known for being the first Indian-American writer for Saturday Night Live, had his stand-up routine at cultureSHOCK cut short earlier tonight due to uncomfortable jokes. cultureSHOCK, an event hosted by the Asian American Alliance, is a charity performance showcase that aims to provide a space to celebrate Asian American expression. Patel was one of the main events promoted beforehand.

However, his jokes quickly progressed to uncomfortable territory, including one about a gay black man who lives in his neighborhood and how “[I]t made me realize that being gay is definitely not a choice because no one wants to be gay and black.” The tension in the room increased as Patel told more jokes in this vein until organizers of the event went up on stage to stop him, citing a change in program plans.

Patel questioned why this was happening. The organizers replied that the person in charge of tech had to leave early, but Patel continued to claim that he was being cut off because the audience didn’t like his jokes. At one point, one organizer told Patel he was being disrespectful.

So a comedian at an event called cultureSHOCK gets the boot because he made some pansies feel uncomfortable. What’s that thing that guy said about being unable to distinguish parody from reality anymore?

Found the link at the Zman’s post for today.

https://thezman.com/wordpress/?p=15722

 

11 thoughts on “A Generation of Hot House Flowers

  1. progressed to uncomfortable territory, including one about a gay black man who lives in his neighborhood and how “[I]t made me realize that being gay is definitely not a choice because no one wants to be gay and black.”

    They used to say “let’s keep this on the down low” (re: Black Gay Men to each other).

    Is history now edgy?

    I recall back in 2001 .. just after 9-11 .. and before I got Furloughed from the Red Tail Airline ..

    I recall having a convo with another (male) pilot. A female pilot was ease-dropping on our convo ..

    I made the comment that “Do you see rack burns on my ass” regarding his question of whether I was working hard or not.

    You see .. we had made an initial round of furloughs and we were now short staffed. We were all working a bunch. And it would get worse with each round of furloughs of pilots.

    She remarked .. “how offensive” .. to which I immediately responded .. “I vhecked the US Constitution .. and I couldn’t find where you had the right to not be offended .. so how-bouts you mind your own damn business!”

    She was actually shocked a man would respond to her like this .. what an attention whore.

    Anyway .. look how far we have fallen.

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  2. Ya know .. this girl is not a small wall-flower and she landed on an already potted plant ..

    So the next time your (giant planet-toid) wall flower wants to get drunk and smoke crack .. just say yes .. otherwise .. you get smushed ..

    Diversity doesn’t mean you’re immune to the laws of gravity ..

    And here’s your broken gravitationally challenged wall-flower ..

    http://www.fox5ny.com/news/300-pound-woman-guilty-of-crushing-boyfriend

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