It’s a good thing that Netflix recently sent out that memo telling woke employees to stop constantly complaining about Netflix hosting the programming of those with whom they disagree, as a trailer for Ricky Gervais’ new show just dropped, and it looks highly entertaining.
Watch it here:
As you can hear in the clip, Gervais jokes about having to explain how jokes work and why liberal women aren’t funny, saying:
“Okay, you’re right that was irony. There’s gonna be a bit of that throughout the show. See if you can spot it, okay?
Now, that’s when I say something I don’t really mean for comic effect and you as an audience, you laugh at the wrong thing ’cause you know what the right thing is. It’s a way of satirizing attitudes like that first joke, I use the old-fashioned sexist trope. That women aren’t funny.
“Now in real life, I know there are loads of funny women. Like um…“
Oh wait…no there aren’t. And Amy Schumer isn’t funny. She’s the opposite of funny in every possible way.
But Gervais sure is, and that joke is bound to utterly infuriate all of the liberal women watching. “NOOOOOOO,” they’ll scream, “Amy Schumer is a comedy queen! She’s so funny! She told this one joke 12 years ago that made me chuckle!”
But alas, she isn’t funny, unlike Gervais.
Noting just how funny and complex of a joke it was that Gervais told, Louder with Crowder noted that:
This works on two levels. One, it’s a joke on cancel culture bloggers and the easily offended c*nts (it sounds less offensive with a British accent) on Twitter. If Gervais just did the joke without explaining it, they’d all claim he was attacking women as being unfunny, even when it’s clear to anyone who’s not an imbecile that he wasn’t.
The other thing is that, in general, when you have to explain a joke it stops being funny. Gervais turned explaining a joke into a joke about people to whom you have to explain jokes. Explaining the joke was the joke. Gervais made having to explain a joke funny. It’s quite an impressive accomplishment.
Indeed it is. Gervais is a comedy genius, unlike the people who will be offended by his joke.
This isn’t the first time that women will be offended by his joke. In fact, he even managed to piss off “converted women” with his joke about “Caitlyn Jenner” back in 2016 at the Golden Globes, when he said:
“I’ve changed. Not as much as Bruce Jenner. Now Caitlin Jenner, of course, and what a year she’s had. Became a role model for trans people everywhere, bravely breaking down barriers and destroying stereotypes. She didn’t do a lot for women drivers.”
Jenner had run over someone.
Watch that here:
Gervais is hilarious. Thank goodness he’s resisted the tide of wokeness and stayed non-PC!