Outrageous, right? Before anyone starts taking this tone seriously, it''s important to point out the sarcasm, because clearly, people are taking everything a little too far these days. Ever since CarryMinati''s video full of gay slurs was removed, Indians have been demanding 'justice for him' and lashing out at TikTok, in this YouTube vs TikTok war.
There have been jokes cracked by comedians which have led to sensitization towards issues that often come with prejudices. Like the one cracked by Vir Das himself about homosexuality, Section 377 was defeated. We decriminalized homosexuality in this country. That s an amazing thing. Because Indian uncles were holding on to that one for some time, If we legalize it, they will come for us next. They re gays, not zombies. They don t have to spread. If a gay dude bites you, you don t become fabulous overnight. While others like Trevor Noah and Lilly Singh went a little overboard and turned an entire joke into a racist remark. In the very first episode of her late night talk show, A Little Late With Lilly Singh featured actor Jessica Alba. The actor was discussing an event, They wear the towels, the turbie twists, so they like look super not cool in the turbie twists but it dries their hair really quickly, so it s very practical. To this Lilly Singh replied, They look like my Punjabi friends. It s fine. After receiving a lot of backlash on social media for passing racist remarks in the name of jokes, both Trevor Noah and Lilly Singh apologized for their comments. Cracking a joke offensive to a certain community, realizing how problematic and hurtful it could be and then apologizing for it, is still better than not accepting your mistake at all and sprouting your entire career based on offensive remarks.While we re talking about offensive humor, let us also not forget comedian Kapil Sharma s extensive contribution to it. His shows, Comedy Nights with Kapil and The Kapil Sharma Show lost its humor even before it started gaining popularity. In the language of his shows, to joke is to verbally bash colleagues and audiences on the basis of their body features. Whenever Sumona Chakravarti comes to the screen, her nose, her lips, and her height are made fun of. In one of the episodes featuring Tapsee Pannu and Manoj Bajpai, Sumona tells Kapil that she is here to promote the actors latest film to which Kapil replies that she should compare her height with Tapsee s and promote short films. Another time he made a similar remark on her lips saying, Lips toh tumhaare haan, bade ache hain, jitna bada gala diya hai bhagwaan ne, utne bade hain. Lip sync karegi lips aapas mein sync kar nahi rahe. These remarks are not only not funny but are offensive, they are only based on somebody s physical features. Remarks on Kiku Sharda s weight have also been made on the show. Na duniya ka koi kona hai, na tere shareer ka koi kona hai , is what the show sells in the name of comedy. Similar offensive remarks are also made on Archana Puran Singh s body and even the audience is not spared in the show
Dad jokes are well known for inducing groans at least as often as laughter. (Case in point: What do you call a bear with no socks on? Barefoot.) However, a new study has found that these inoffensive one liners seem to become funnier with the addition of one simple ingredient: a laugh track.To find out whether the presence of laughter could change how funny a joke appears to be, researchers asked a group of 20 college students to listen to recordings of a male comedian tell intentionally cheesy jokes. Participants rated the jokes on a scale of one to seven, ranging from not funny at all to extremely funny. Then, researchers had 48 neurotypical and 24 autistic subjects rank the same jokes, this time paired with a prerecorded laugh track.
Male instructors exposed the former recruits to a hostile work environment, sexual harassment and inappropriate jokes, according to the lawsuit, which was filed in federal district court Wednesday in Washington.Seven of the women still work for the Federal Bureau of Investigation and some did not use their full names in the suit, fearing retaliation, according to a court filing.
The birth anniversary of world renowned civil engineer Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya is celebrated every year as Engineer's Day in India. Fondly referred to as Sir MV, M Visvesvaraya devoted his life to engineering, and it is in his remembrance that Engineer's Day is celebrated every year on September 15. Today, as Google celebrates Engineer's Day with a special Google Doodle and leaders wish everyone on social media, Twitter is doing what it does best: cracking jokes. So we compiled some of the funniest tweets that show the lighter side of the life of an engineer.
Playfully busting each others; balls is a hallmark of the Swift Sheeran friendship. There;s always a lot of tall short jokes being thrown around, but at the end of the day, we can remember that Swift gave Sheeran his big break when he opened for her on her Red tour, and there;s a lot of love between them.On Wednesday, September 12th, Swift shared a rare intimate Instagram video of the two stars on a hike. Sheeran appears to be out of breath and Swift jokes, "It s called exercise, have you ever done cardio? Strumming a guitar doesn 't count. She also asks, "You OK, bro? " and Sheeran just flips her off. This playful repartee is why fans used to ship these two.
Former POTUS Barack Obama is a dedicated father and great with kids but he's made his share of dad jokes, often embarrassing his daughters Sasha and Malia with his puns.But every time he made a corny joke, he committed to it, and for that we applaud him.
Schumaker and Wainwright apparently have a history of pranking each other, one that dates back to their time as teammates in St. Louis. It sounds like Schumaker may have started it, with a series of minor little practical jokes, according to a St. Louis Baseball Weekly report: Baby powder in your vents in the air conditioning when you turn on the car, recalled Wainwright. Vaseline on the keys Skip was relentless with that stuff.
In the way of April Fools' jokes, this is one of the better ones.YouTuber pillowtalkTK decided to trick his girlfriend in a super spooky way. He edited a recording of them sleeping to make it look like a double of himself walked in to stare at them sleeping. He shows it off to his girlfriend and she is immediately freaked out.
In the age of the Internet, there 's no shortage of people who love Nintendo games, jokes, and puzzles, and have the free time to pursue all three. Today, that combination has blessed the world with the (estimated) size of the cartoon genitalia that belongs to Super Mario 's brother, Luigi.
Once the butt end of rocket industry jokes, SpaceX has completely disrupted the world;s market for launches with high performance, increasingly low cost, and ever more reusable rockets.Founded by entrepreneur Elon Musk in 2002, SpaceX did not have an easy start - it was bordering on bankruptcy in 2008 after three failed launches.
It was actually compelling Naturally, though, I spent half the fight looking at Twitter. There were some good jokes, and there were some dumb jokes. I laughed at most of them, possibly because it's late and I'm delirious. In case you actually watched the fight and weren't staring at Twitter all night, here's a look at some of the best tweets from Saturday's bout.
The streaming giant said it has ordered 10 episodes of the program, which is being created with the comedy production company Funny or Die. Silverman, Will Ferrell, Adam McKay and Amy Zvi are the show's executive producers."From inciting treason to telling poop jokes, Sarah Silverman has created her fair share of online chatter, but with this show she's looking to connect with people who may not agree with her personal opinions through honesty, humor, genuine interest in others, and not taking herself too seriously," Hulu said in a press release. "While it's great to connect with like minded people, Silverman feels it's crucial, now more than ever, to connect with un like minded people. She is teaming up with producers Adam McKay, Will Ferrell, and Funny Or Die, in creating a show setting out to expose the fact that we are all the same. Oh, and it will be funny, too."
CortanaThis is Windows personal assistant and it can be installed on Android. It can help users to organize and keep track of their appointments and other events, but it doesn t offer all features that are available on the desktop version. However, if Cortana is already used on a computer running on Windows 10, users will receive remainders for things such as location and meeting, on both their Android phone and desktop, and they can reply on their PC (via a text message) to missed calls. Cortana can also tell jokes, but it s not the best idea to use it for controlling hardware.
Tobin s Spirit Guide: Official Ghostbusters Edition, updated by Doctors Ray Stanz, Egon Spengler (not really), written by Erik Burnham, and with art by Kyle Hotz (yes really), styles itself as the research book briefly mentioned in the original movie chronicling New York s ghostly history. Covering ghosts featured in the films, comics, games, and even the animated show, Tobin s Spirit Guide gives you the lowdown on anything that may or may not be strange in your neighborhood although if you do happen upon something that looks like that in real life, it s probably best to call someone about it.Before I make any more terrible jokes, here s a few pages from the book, making their debut here on io9. Don t forget to click the magnifying glass to embiggen
Sarah Kiedron looks through a hole in a letter being auctioned off in 2013 in Edinburgh, Scotland. Friday is National Grammar Day. Photo: Getty Images Friday is National Grammar Day, an unofficial annual celebration of language and good writing. Teachers, students, authors and editors observe the holiday every March 4 in the United States.It's a good natured observance where people share tips about how to improve grammar and jokes about those who struggle. Even the date itself is a grammar joke. "It s an imperative: March forth on March 4 to speak well, write well and help others do the same," according to the Examiner.
The pet project of the actor Ryan Reynolds, Deadpool became the highest grossing adult superhero film of all time. People loved the movie;s mature jokes, fourth wall breaking and quirky characters (remember Dopinder, anyone?). Ryan Reynolds was determined to show the world that he is the perfect guy to play Deadpool aka Wade Wilson, after people lost faith in the character after seeing it getting royally screwed up in X Men: Origins -- Wolverine. This time, he got the act right, and the movie is now getting a sequel which will introduce (SPOILER ALERT ) a very famous X Men character, the time travelling Cable. And we are also sure that jokes will be more below the belt the next time around, since they have tasted blood the first time doing so Just no flashbacks please And more Dopinder and TJ Miller;s Weasel Now coming to the reason why this feature is being written, what if Bollywood decides to remake Deadpool, and hires one of the best young actors in town to do the honours -- Ranveer Singh. Apart from his debut film and somewhat in Gunday (though we would rather not remember that ), we have rarely seen the actor play his natural self on screen. Deadpool is more of a zanier version of what Ranveer is in real life, minus the scars and the violence.
I want awards shows to survive, I really do. When I was a kid, Oscar night meant pizza on the couch, pretending to understand Billy Crystal 's jokes, and ogling the insane dresses movie stars picked out before they all had stylists. We survived the commercials and stayed up late. And while some may consider the Golden Globes an ugly stepsister, in recent years I 've preferred them to the Oscars. The more risqu eacute; dresses, speeches, and hosts at the booze fueled event can make for great TV. Which is why this year 's was such a disappointment.That said, there were sporadic bright spots, and they offered a clue to what could save the televised awards show: namely, funny women and hunky men.
A few weeks ago I went to a birthday party for a young stand up comic at a bowling alley. It was cut short, though, because everyone wanted to get to an open mic a free show in which lots of comics work out a joke or two, mostly in front of each other at a nearby bar. It turned out that the birthday girl herself was hosting the event, perhaps because comedians have a hard time enjoying themselves without microphones.Which explains why John F. O Donnell s annual party for the city s stand up community, 50 First Jokes, enjoys such popularity among both comedians and fans. (By party we actually mean show, albeit one with far more performers than usual.) The event began at a Lower East Side bar as an excuse for comedians to get together and celebrate the New Year, and slowly grew, to the point that this year s 10th annual event took place at a sold out Bell House in Gowanus.