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mecch:
I listened to Donald Glover's standup disc Weirdo (2012).  It had some laughs. The "AIDS vs Babies" bit was ignorant and a bit hateful.  I thought he was supposed to be so young and hip and cool.
Its pretty rare a comedian gets off a genuinely smart and funny crack about HIV / AIDS.
South Park did it a few times but that was years ago. I though Sarah Silverman's short crack was funny
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8JK8u-2yKlA
as was the episode "Positively Negative" in Season 1.

Amy Schumer tried AIDS jokes on her first season this spring.  I like some of her stuff.  The AIDS bit was not funny.

Jeff G:
Family Guy did a song and dance number about aids that I liked . Aids has a nice beat but its hard to dance too . ba da bing . 

mecch:
Comedians are pretty smart and observant and savvy and most of them don't even bother getting the difference between AIDS and HIV.  The audience laps it up either because its about something touchy or fearful, so its cathartic, or the joke is just hateful to another group (us), hahahahaha.... 

buginme2:

--- Quote from: Jeff G on July 30, 2013, 08:31:32 AM ---Family Guy did a song and dance number about aids that I liked . Aids has a nice beat but its hard to dance too . ba da bing .

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http://www.hulu.com/watch/5547

It's still funny

Jeff G:

--- Quote from: buginme2 on July 30, 2013, 12:25:39 PM ---http://www.hulu.com/watch/5547

It's still funny

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Thanks Bugs ... its still funny , I just checked .  ;) 

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