What if they don’t get the joke?

by Aaron

Be careful if you’re playing a joke on people you don’t know well. They might not get it.

I love to joke around, but sometimes you have to err on the side of caution. Take Borat for example. If you don’t know the character and understand the kind of humor he’s portraying, you might get offended (which a lot of people were).

The same goes for Stephen Colbert. His character got a lot of publicity when he tried to run for President. However, many people didn’t know that his character is a parody of certain TV news personalities, not his real self… so it wasn’t that funny.

I think I tend to assume things are a joke, first. I guess you’re less likely to get offended that way :)

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