About the film
controversy outrage political correctness social issues
Can We Take a Joke?
Release Date: July 29, 2016
|Slogan||:||«When outrage and comedy collide.»|
|Production Companies||:||Korchula Productions|
|Producers||:||Melanie Miller, Ted Balaker, Zach Weissmueller, Greg Lukianoff, Courtney Balaker, Phil Harvey, AC Bushnell, Steven Andrus, Matt Balaker, Susan Self, Jim Epstein, Matt Edwards|
|Writers||:||Ted Balaker, Zach Weissmueller|
In the age of social media, nearly every day brings a new eruption of outrage. While people have always found something to be offended by, their ability to organize a groundswell of opposition to – and public censure of – their offender has never been more powerful. Today we're all one clumsy joke away from public ruin. Can We Take A Joke? offers a thought-provoking and wry exploration of outrage culture through the lens of stand-up comedy, with notables like Gilbert Gottfried, Penn Jillette, Lisa Lampanelli, and Adam Carolla detailing its stifling impact on comedy and the exchange of ideas. What will the future will be like if we can't learn how to take a joke?