In the news: Sensitivity will be death of comedy

Kevin Baker of the National Post writes about the flap over the Altar Boy Gang and what that means to the future of comedy:

  • Irreverence control
    “At a presentation of CBC TV’s fall lineup, Little Mosque on the Prairie was hailed as ‘the saviour of the CBC.’ In fact, the CBC has made a deal with the Devil, in particular, with the demons Sensitipheles and Feelzebub, whose minions are grievancebearers and offence-finders. The CBC made a bid for publicity and won its prize: a hit sitcom. But the price it paid could mean future comedy series must be vetted by irreverence-control inspectors, whose checklists have no box for funny.”
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