In this segment of my discussion with Lee Camp, we discuss a subject he frequently touches on in his show ‘Redacted Tonight,’ and in his recently released comedy special ‘Super Patriotic Very Uncle Sam Comedy Special Not Allowed On American TV’ — his first comedy special in over four years. What value does voting actually have in generating real political change? Lee goes over the various ways our voting process in the United States is fundamentally flawed, from the fact the U.S. is an oligarchy — not a democracy, the fact that most votes are recorded in black box voting machines owned by private companies, and the many instances of illegal voter purges and gerrymandering across the country, just to name a few.
In Lee’s newest comedy special, no stone is left unturned. Covering a wide, but ultimately connected, series of subjects, Lee digs deeply into our contemporary political, environmental, and cultural predicament, uncovering the root of our “inverted moral universe” with the skill of a veteran comedian and political commentator. In this discussion, we get into Lee’s process in crafting comedy, his ability to deliver sobering truths about the state of things in 2018 America, all while empowering his audience to recognize the collective power we have in the face of the bleak reality we find ourselves in. Considering how much is at stake, what role can comedy play in disseminating truths (cutting through the bullshit narratives promulgated by the corporate press) while empowering individual and collective action in the face of seemingly hopeless conditions?
Watch his new special ‘Super Patriotic Very Uncle Sam Comedy Special Not Allowed On American TV’ and use the code “UNCLE SAM” to get a discount: https://www.leecampcomedyspecial.com
Lee Camp is the head writer and host of the national TV show ‘Redacted Tonight with Lee Camp’ on RT America. He’s a former contributor to The Onion, former staff humor writer for the Huffington Post, and his web series ‘Moment of Clarity’ has been viewed by millions. He’s toured the country and the world with his fierce brand of standup comedy, and George Carlin’s daughter Kelly said he’s one of the few comics keeping her father’s torch lit. Learn more about Lee and his work: https://leecamp.com
This is a segment of episode #158 of Last Born In The Wilderness “Super Uncle Sam Very American: Crafting Comedy In Our Inverted Moral Universe w/ Lee Camp.” Listen to the full episode: http://bit.ly/LBWcamp