Comedians get boring in US
Stand-up comedy in the US is considered exciting by millions. Some of the top comedians are household names, even in upper middle-class Indian homes, because of their sharp political wit. However, since the rise of Donald Trump, a few of them have become too opinionated, observers feel.
"Virtually every major American comedian and late-night host has completely failed to treat Trump stories in a dispassionate manner. This has never happened in recent past. Overcome by their Trump hate, so many genuinely talented fellows have turned unfunny. An eye-opening phenomenon," says @IndiaSpeaksPR on Twitter.
A similar criticism has been voiced against some Indian stand-up comics, whose political leanings prompt them to take stances bereft of nuance.