Although there was nothing funny about 9-11, we can learn a lot about ourselves from
comedians who dared to talk about it afterwards.
"Patriotism and religion are only good and only in balance when they have a sense of humor.
When they don't, things go awry. All we have to do is look at our enemy. That's a group
that does not have a sense of humor. That's a group that's just snapped. And that's what
happens when you don't laugh. You get all wound up in what you're believing in and no
one's going ♥☺, and you're screwed."
— Lewis Black, comedian, talking about 9-11
(lewisblack.wma Windows Media Audio file, 197Kb)
Also see The Importance of Comedy in a Free Society
"What the hell happened to the Emergency Broadcast System on September 11?"
— Adele Givens, comedian, talking about 9-11
(adelegivens.wma Windows Media Audio file, 111Kb)