Can We Take a Joke? Poster

Release Date: July 29th, 2016

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 15 min

Plot Summary
Gilbert Gottfried, Penn Jillette, Jim Norton, Lisa Lampanelli, Heather McDonald, Karith Foster, Adam Carolla and other comics discuss how humor and free speech come under attack.

Cast: Christina Pazsitzky, Gilbert Gottfried, Penn Jillette, Jim Norton, Lisa Lampanelli, Heather McDonald, Karith Foster, Adam Carolla

Director: Ted Balaker

Genres: Documentary

Distributors: Samuel Goldwyn Films

Ratings & Reviews

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  • More voices would have been nice, and just one person, on camera, defending the whole “safe space” where “hate speech” and “bullying” is banned on campuses is a grievous omission. show more

  • It's hard not to have mixed reactions while watching Ted Balaker's documentary Can We Take a Joke? about how political correctness is stifling free speech, particularly when it comes to satire and stand-up comedy. show more

  • The film will play well among standup comics who feel they've been muzzled by humorless slogan-spouting liberals, bluenoses and the generally squeamish. show more

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