TEDxColumbusCircle (http://www.tedxcolumbuscircle.com) was produced by a team from Manhattan Productions (http://www.manhattanproductions.com), Womenkind (http://www.womenkind.net), Gender Fair (http://www.genderfair.com), and reimagine.world. Andrew Schulz is an American comedian known for his work on Guy Code, The Brilliant Idiots podcast and the Amazon original series Sneaky Pete. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx
For many comics, the job is to be a bit shocking, a bit provocative, and test a few social norms just to get a laugh. But in a culture where norms are being blown to bits and everyday life is a provocation, what’s a comic to do? This thoughtful and honest talk by writer, actor, and comedian Andrew Schulz reveals the challenges of getting an audience to laugh at a time when not much shocks anyone anymore.