Comedians have never been more willing to get political. But as Roseanne Barr, Kathy Griffin and Kevin Hart know, not everything goes. And in the era of #MeToo, our ideas of who deserves to be a punchline have changed. As big money collides with changing values, comedians are self-censoring.
How comedy impressario Brian Volk-Weiss navigates the nexus of big-money stand-up, streaming and #MeToo
Brian Volk-Weiss, self-acknowledged white dude in his 40s, has produced comedy specials for Ali Wong, Tiffany Haddish, Jim Gaffigan and more. He's an important player at a time when streaming platforms, comedy clubs, big money and the #MeToo movement are reshaping the world of stand-up.