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Connections: Should there be boundaries in comedy?

Jun 14, 2018

Comedians are often considered to be truth tellers. But in recent years, critics say they have largely become party props, while pushing the typical limits of civility. Michelle Wolf has been criticized for her performance at the White House Correspondents Dinner; Samantha Bee offered a limited apology for her remarks about Ivanka Trump; Robert De Niro rallied the audience at the Tony Awards by firing an epithet at President Trump.

Our panel of comedians will discuss where the line is, and if there should be one. In studio: