The biggest lie comedians tell themselves is that they’re doing something courageous by offending the public, and that the bravery lies in the depth of the offense. Of course you can say what you want, but if you make comedy your career, your career relies on the public. And we’re not as stupid or as humorless as you seem to think we are. We simply demand better than hack jobs and jokes made at the expense of people who literally die because it’s been normalized to not think of them as human.

Ashley Ford has a sense of humor.