When I imitate middle-class white speech, I see a flicker of unease cross the faces of the white people in the audience. Then when I go into ghetto riff, the smiles return. They’re fine as long as I am making fun of the same kind of people they make fun of, chinks and spics and niggers. But as soon as I start talking about them, I can clear a room.
Paul Mooney discussing his experiences while doing comedy shows and how he notices that jokes seem to be funnier when targeted towards certain groups of people. (via myfavemedia)

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