Its taken a while to come up with a reply here, and I finally came up with a response. Colbert could do it.
Now, I dont mean to suggest he would be making fun of the holocaust, its victims or its survivors of course, but as a parody, would be making fun of those who would. Family Guy does the same thing, but sometimes trade the parody for a quick laugh...which, is what comedy is, but at the very least they'd probably get censored before they went down that route. I can only imagine a few fell on the cutting floor, that were beyond what anyone would ever want to say in any other setting than with a bunch of irreverent comedians.
Humor does make us think, on a deeper level than we otherwise would, so theoretically, its possible such a joke is possible, but Im not entirely sure if that's what BBS meant.
Honestly, he seems to be avoiding the whole "what kind of jokes about the holocaust are funny" questions, but there is that one loophole, that he could have meant, and therefore not have been as offensive as it really does from that one statement. Its also possible it was written without too much thought, and if you need any previous examples of him doing that...just click on "Search BBS posts"
One thing for sure, its dangerous business, and probably best to be avoided at all costs.
Hitler jokes on the other hand, tell those things all day long: They dont even have to be good, like this one:
Why did Hitler cross the road?
So he could shoot himself in the head. Yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!!!
john9blue wrote:honestly i think martin might be better off dead,