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Wyatt Cenac

Actor

“It's tough. You're talking about real life and you're talking about real people and you're talking about real issues. You want to be respectful, but, at the same time, I grew up with that sense of laughing to keep from crying. My thinking was, Well, if I'm going to make this joke, is there a way of making it so it both can give some people a sense of laughing to keep from crying, but also give… Read more
“It's tough. You're talking about real life and you're talking about real people and you're talking about real issues. You want to be respectful, but, at the same time, I grew up with that sense of laughing to keep from crying. My thinking was, Well, if I'm going to make this joke, is there a way of making it so it both can give some people a sense of laughing to keep from crying, but also give other people a little bit of a dig, like, 'Imma laugh, but it kind of hurts'? And it should hurt, and you shouldn't necessarily be able to fully walk away from this absolved, whether it's guilt or whatever discomfort you feel.” Read less