Big Words Video 35.1: John Valby-‘Topical’March 2, 2017
As an ardent defender of free speech for my own selfish purposes for many, many years, I found myself in a position yesterday where I had to take a dose of my own medicine.
John Valby’s unique brand of comedy is not for everybody. For the uninitiated, he can be a bit…prickly. This is in the grand tradition of Lenny Bruce, Don Rickles, Andrew Dice Clay and a lot of other comedians whose delivery and comedic timing far outweigh the bombastic nature of their content. With all that said, there was a moment or two during the taping of the Big Words Video bonus clip where I thought, “This is gonna be trouble.”
Regardless, the entire point of the Bonus clips is for the guest to showcase their talent in any way they deem acceptable. So there was a brief moment where I hesitated while we rendered and prepared the clip, and then that moment passed and I hit the Upload button. Check it out for yourself:
I’m not about to start censoring anyone else’s right to free speech and free artistic expression, and when I start looking for inoffensive, politically correct or safe comedy for my entertainment purposes, that’ll be around the same time that I can the show and stop writing books. YouTube is just like a television set. You can always turn it off if you don’t like what you see. If you do enjoy the show, though, SUBSCRIBE for FREE for additional episodes, bonus clips and other exclusive content.
Onward and upward,