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The world feels smaller these days, creating unique tension when it comes to the ways of free speech. With social media and organizational efforts clouding the national dialogue, it doesn’t take much for someone to be offended these days, finding comedy a frequent target of disdain. The documentary “Can We Take a Joke?” explores the closing gap between thought and action, with director Ted Balaker trying to understand why personal expression is under attack by an unusual enemy, bringing in a host of comedians, experts, and bewildered interviewees to better understand the changing boundaries of provocative comedy and its current position in a most sensitive world. Read the rest at


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