Earlier this week, a friend and I went to a comedy club in Nashville.
Throughout the evening, the topics were selected from the usual comedic menu: Sexist jokes, racist jokes, commentary on COVID-19, Donald Trump, and Joe Biden. There were even some Tennessee-related roadkill quips thrown in.
Toward the end of the evening, however, one comedian approached the black hole of immediate comedy death that is transgenderism. After laughing through every sexist, racist, and political joke, a few audience members suddenly started to boo when the comedian made a comparatively innocuous joke about a man who decided to become a woman. To add context, these same audience members almost fell off their chairs with laughter after one joke involving animal abuse.
In a strange attempt to escape the void in which he was suddenly trapped, the comedian decided to spark a discussion with an audience member who said he was gay. Citing the fact that the “LGBT” (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) community