Jennifer Aniston spoke recently about the state of comedy and what’s considered funny – and what’s not – on the occasion of the debut of her new Netflix comedy Murder Mystery 2 with Adam Sandler. “Comedy has evolved, movies have evolved,” the former Friends star told French news agency AFP. “Now it’s a little tricky because you have to be very careful, which makes it really hard for comedians, because the beauty of comedy is that we make fun of ourselves, make fun of life,” she said, before getting specific.
In years past, “you could joke about a bigot and have a laugh — that was hysterical. And it was about educating people on how ridiculous people were,” said Aniston. “And now we’re not allowed to do that.” In fact, that’s not even considered funny anymore to many people, she says. “There’s a whole generation of people, kids, who are now going back to episodes of Friends and find them offensive.
Friends has long been skewered for its all-white cast and the fantasy scenario of six twentysomethings being able to afford Manhattan apartments.
Show co-creator Marta Kauffman spoke out last year on the lack of diversity both in front of and behind the camera and her part in it. “It was after what happened to George Floyd that I began to wrestle with my having bought into systemic racism in ways I was never aware of,” said Kauffman. “That was really the moment that I began to examine the ways I had participated.Read more on deadline.com
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