Originally posted by snowflake_obsidian
I like vulgarity in female comedy when it's done in moderation. I agree that it can be way overdone from both men and women. However it seems the male comedians get applauded when they are overly vulgar, and I personally don't think its funny when either gender overdoes it.
I agree, to an extent, and I think that is Grady's point. Excessive use -vs- Supportive use.
In my opinion, for any comedian to come on stage and base the majority of their routine on vulgar and explicit references at every turn, greatly detracts from their appeal. Don't get me wrong, when used in a supportive manner to emphasize a point or situation it can actually add to the impact of a given joke or portrayal of a scenario. Sadly, I think we are seeing more and more comics relying solely on the "shock" factor in their attempts at humoring the audience. Actually, what I find even more disheartening is the fact that there seems to be no shortage of attendants willing to pay for such.
I am in no way stodgy nor offended by such, I just think that method of delivery and approach to humor tends to lose it's appeal after the first 5 minutes or so.
[edit on 3/13/2006 by 12m8keall2c]