Is this really news? On second thought, is this really real?
Another site by and for comics, called SHECKY, was the only one that didn’t find this British study a bundle of laughs.
I’m not surprised. SHECKY distinguishes itself from similar sites because it unapologetically rejects political correctness in all its forms, along with the “apology industrial complex” that’s grown up around it and helped destroy (or at least crippled) the careers of too many performers.
SHECKY’s Brian McKim & Traci Skene have also tried to debunk the stereotype of their fellow stand ups as “dark,” drug-addled suicides-waiting-to-happen.
Perversely, those who criticize them for taking these positions are… other comedians. So (again) there’s that.
Anyhow, SHECKY poked plenty of well-deserved holes in this “study” — which was actually just a self-reporting online survey. That surely isn’t comparable to administering the Hare Psychopathogy Checklist to hundreds of comedians in a clinical setting.
They went further…