Adam Sandler proved he still had his humor chops while accepting the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor over the past weekend. The entire evening represented some of the classic 90s SNL alums and comedians who appear to be deadset against the woke mind virus which makes truth-based comedy anathema to fragile snowflakes.
Chris Rock emceed the evening, David Spade made some remarks, and Dennis Miller’s name was mentioned as the first to find a young Sandler and encourage him to give SNL a go. None of those individuals love what’s happening in the world of comedy.
So there was Sandler, graciously accepting his American Humor award, and doing his best to self-deprecate.
“Hello, my name is Adam Sandler and I am the Mark Twain Humor Prize Award for Greatness in American Funny, and bringing the thunderous belly laugh to the sweet people of planet Earth,” he remarked. “And as you guys babbled on and on about me, I couldn’t help but think to hell with ratings and talent.”
Here was Sandler accepting his Mark Twain Prize:
It’s still a mystery why anyone tunes into celebrity awards shows. A room of people who vote for one another trophies for pretending isn’t exactly newsworthy. And just like Jamie Lee Curtis proved at this year’s Oscars, more often than not these things get handed out just because you’ve been around for a while.
In any case, as we age, Sandler can also be appreciated for his seeming groundedness in both his personal and political life. Like a lot of his colleagues, it seems like comedians are a little more immune than the average celebrity to the woke mind virus. Their pursuit of humor means they must remain attached to the truth.
Speaking to the Daily Mail, Sandler hinted at this while on the red carpet preceding the awards show.
“Comedians are trying to make you laugh, and that’s that’s what the goal is,” Sandler said. “Yeah, it’s it’s more hypersensitive than it’s ever been but we’re gonna be alright.”
That’s somewhat similar to what Jennifer Aniston, a frequent co-star of Sandler’s, said in the context of a new generation of Americans finding “Friends” offensive. Speaking about the hit show of the 90s and what kids now think about it, Aniston said, “There’s a whole generation of people, kids, who are now going back to episodes of ‘Friends’ and find them offensive.”
However, she defended comedy and said that people need to take themselves and jokes less seriously, saying, “You could joke about a bigot and have a laugh. That was hysterical. And it was about educating people on how ridiculous people were, and now we’re not allowed to do that. Everybody needs funny! The world needs humor! We can’t take ourselves too seriously. Especially in the United States. Everyone is far too divided.”
Comedy is supposed to poke fun. That’s what it’s funny. Fortunately, an older generation of comedians seems still able to grasp that. Unfortunately, that mindset and the hilarious jokes that come with it are dying out as a new crop of unfunny, woke, puritanical “comedians” replace them.
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