December 01, 2014
If You're So Smart, Why Ain't You Funny?

Further proof, not that you needed any, that comedians are smarter than other people. This is from Frank Richís interview with Chris Rock:

FR: What would you do in Ferguson that a standard reporter wouldnít?

CR: Iíd do a special on race, but Iíd have no black people.

FR: Well, that would be much more revealing.

CR: Yes, that would be an event. Hereís the thing. When we talk about race relations in America or racial progress, itís all nonsense. There are no race relations. White people were crazy. Now theyíre not as crazy. To say that black people have made progress would be to say they deserve what happened to them before.

FR: Right. Itís ridiculous.

CR: So, to say Obama is progress is saying that heís the first black person that is qualified to be president. Thatís not black progress. Thatís white progress. Thereís been black people qualified to be president for hundreds of years. If you saw Tina Turner and Ike having a lovely breakfast over there, would you say their relationshipís improved? Some people would. But a smart person would go, ďOh, he stopped punching her in the face.Ē Itís not up to her. Ike and Tina Turnerís relationship has nothing to do with Tina Turner. Nothing. It just doesnít. The question is, you know, my kids are smart, educated, beautiful, polite children. There have been smart, educated, beautiful, polite black children for hundreds of years. The advantage that my children have is that my children are encountering the nicest white people that America has ever produced. Letís hope America keeps producing nicer white people.

FR: Itís about white people adjusting to a new reality?

CE: Owning their actions. Not even their actions. The actions of your dad. Yeah, itís unfair that you can get judged by something you didnít do, but itís also unfair that you can inherit money that you didnít work for.


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Posted by Jerome Doolittle at December 01, 2014 03:44 PM
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