The Oscars (#OscarsSoWhite) went off with host and comedian Chris Rock doing the expected opening monologue about the lack of racial diversity among nominees.
I spoke with Canadian Press TV critic Bill Brioux to get his take on the telecast and if it was entertaining to watch.
Comedians dating as far back as Lenny Bruce in the 1950s have been accused of going too far, overstepping the bounds of decency. But how far is too far exactly? When does the law get involved?
That’s the question facing Quebec’s Human Rights Tribunal. The Tribunal is weighing a case brought by singer Jeremy Gabriel and his family against comedian Mike Ward. It’s a case that has to do with the limits of comedy and free speech. I spoke with veteran Canadian comedian Mike MacDonald about this story and the potential implications for comics across the country.