No Pryor Restraint

Obscenity is partly in the eye (or ear) of the beholder. To get mass attention in public concerts, Eddie Murphy, Sam Kineson, Richard Pryor and Andrew Dice Clay deliberately use material guaranteed to offend everybody by attacking women, homosexuals, foreigners (particularly Asiatics) and people with debilitating diseases or handicaps.

According to Professor William Chisholm of Cleveland State University, obscene language is now so prevalent and commonplace in our society that nobody is really shocked or disgusted anymore. Therefore, said the professor, if you're going to shock people, you shouldn't use shocking language. Fact is, there are no strong words left anymore. George Carlin's list of "unmentionables on TV" is down to seven, and even that number is dependent on how you use them.

In TV today, you can say I pricked my finger, but you can't say it the other way around. — George Carlin

Nothing is more pestiferous in contemporary comedy than the growing use of unexpurgated language and the emphasis on bed to bidet humor. But, as much as many may not like it for themselves, the widespread use of obscene words is closely braided into the fabric of contemporary comic material.

It's easy to get a laugh using sick sex jokes with hardcore words—so let's get started.

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