“How to Laugh in the #MeToo Era” a Roundtable Discussion at the Hideout

In today’s uber-visual, socio-political climate it’s not hard to offend (or be offended). The world of comedy, whose entertainment value is often gauged by its participants and vanguards willingness to push the envelop and tap into the corners of society that are deemed the most uncomfortable. We also live in an era in which one person’s joke (some will call it “locker room talk” or “just part of the business”) infringes on the livelihood and identity of others. Recently, Chicago Magazine sat down with a group of Chicago comics at the Hideout to discuss and debate about what’s still funny in this climate and where comics should tread lightly. Take a read here.