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19 April 2007 @ 11:01 am
Canadian Humor, eh?  
Yes, so apparently Canadian satire is rapidly on the "out" due to tentative humorists hiding from the big, bad corporate and political wolves threatening to literally sue the pants off them, should they even sort of commit libel. This is pretty depressing, as Canadian humor used to be hilarious - watch Kids in the Hall. While Americans have The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, and other such satirical shows with the solitary aim of poking fun at the absurdity of America in and of itself, Canadians apparently must exist without this liberty.

Bob Kerr says, “If we had that kind of power and could dance along merrily as we pleased, I think the comedy scene as far as satire goes would be a lot more popular here."

I find this all rather depressing, as I really respect Canada. I think we're missing out on a lot of great humor because of such libel and slander suits. Damn.

Anyway, the article that this came from is here, on the interwebs and details just why Canadian humor can't - and is not allowed to - measure up to American humor. It's kind of a depressingly humorous article.
MKi_hollywould on April 20th, 2007 12:22 am (UTC)
Actually, it seems to be a case of those "not-so-crazy Canadians". Heh.