If you’ve ever watched a Comedy Central Roast, you know that there’s a variety of ways to insult someone. And you’ve probably noticed that while some of the jokes kill, others don’t quite land with the audience. Stand-up comedy is a tricky art–throw morality into the mix, and it becomes trickier still. My guest today, the philosopher Luvell Anderson, helps us explore the ethics of the comedic roast.
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