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History of Right-Wing Comedians Punching Down

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Roseanne was supposed to be the big comedy breakout star of Trump’s America… and look how that turned out. So, why are there so few right-wing Republican comedians who can extend the comedic olive branch across both sides of the political aisle? And how come every time there’s a Republican version of The Daily Show - it fails?

We dive into the fine art of right-wing comedy and its proclivity to punch down rather than punch up….

Today’s episode jumps off from a story I did for the Observer - on the release of Nick DiPaolo’s right-wing comedy special that he deemed “Too dangerous for Netflix and too honest for Comedy Central.”