April 17, 2020

ALL COMEDY IS CONSERVATIVE:

Curb Your Enthusiasm (CHRISTIAN BRITSCHGI,  MAY 2020, reason)

As in seasons past, much of the show's comedy comes from David and his unfortunate interlocutors arguing about what the appropriate standard of behavior is in a given situation: When is it OK to ask someone's weight? Should a pregnant woman jog? Can the same dish be used to feed humans and dogs?

This intense focus on seemingly minor everyday questions of propriety makes the show as insightful as it is funny. David, like the rest of us, has to interact with a world full of people who are often selfish or annoying (or find him so). Making it all work is an informal set of rules that everyone either quietly agrees to follow or flouts at the risk of social stigma.



Posted by at April 17, 2020 6:57 AM

  

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