Un-Redacted: Activist comedian Lee Camp and his news show, Redacted Tonight use comedy to uncover the truth by covering all the stories you won’t see in either comedy or on the news.
How do you make School of the Americas, climate change, the military and prison industrial complexes, corporate personhood and income inequality funny? And perhaps more importantly, why should they be made funny?
Lee Camp, activist comedian and ‘intrepid newshound’ host of the news comedy show, Redacted Tonight, explains.
“A lot of these issues I try to tackle are simply too depressing when tackled straight on. People avoid them or look the other way,” he says.
“But with comedy, people will listen longer, they’ll forward it to friends, they’ll not feel completely defeated by everything we’re facing. Even people that disagree with me are willing to watch a comedy show.”
Art killing apathy, as it were; engagement through entertainment.… Read the rest