How Comedy Took Over Our Culture
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 830 , Segment 2
Episode: "Educated" by Tara Westover, "Planet Funny" by Ken Jennings
- Jun 8, 2018 11:00 pm
- 50:45 mins
Guest: Ken Jennings, Jeopardy! Champion and New York Times Best-Selling Author of “Planet Funny: How Comedy Took Over Our Culture” If you can believe it, there was a time – back in the Mad Men days – when advertising was not supposed to be funny. Neither were politicians or pastors, news reports or airline safety videos. So why is it that today, comedy is our favorite currency? And are we getting to the point where we’ve taken comedy too far?