They said it about Hicks, and they said it about Carlin: they were not only comedians, but great thinkers. They were cultural commentators, who just happen to pepper in some d**k jokes for good measure.
Meet Max Rice, the 20 year-old film student and stand up comic from Chicago who decided to stage his own bizarre style of political theater when he pranked conservative Fox News host Gretchen Carlson of Fox & Friends.
Comedy is powerful. And while the drug war is not a laughing matter, comedians are often able to capture the absurdity and insanity better than policy papers and traditional journalism. Below are five humorous clips that allow us to laugh, so we don't have to cry.
Ask any wedding-related business out there if they care if their next big spending client is gay or straight, and I suspect the answer you would get would be, "As long as their credit is good, who cares?"