Every comedian that I’m aware of who had an issue with a bad joke they told getting a bad reaction from the public returned to comedy, not destroyed.
There’s a pretty even 50/50 split between people who don’t care for it and those who do, so as one audience rejects them, they find another waiting for them.
But there are POLITICIANS who ran into trouble who are not comedians. There are people working in entertainment who are not comedians who committed sexual abuse years ago who are being called on it and losing their positions.
But it’s all being mushed together in a jumbly mess where a rape case leading to someone losing their job is put in the same category as a politician whose book deal gets cancelled and they find another publisher or a venue not wanting a particular speaker who then finds another venue.
In any case, I’ve watched forms of comedy die in my lifetime.
What happened to the rapid-fire one liners? They got old and stale. What about the sarcastic laugh-track sitcom format? It got old and stale. Yet another Netflix special with a person on stage calling themselves Politically Incorrect, “Cancelled” and complaining about the same things as the last 10 comedians does start to wear thin and is far from revolutionary or groundbreaking o
nor is it an art form, particularly when it’s simply plain old racism and sexism, not comedy. Not witty. Just “this group should not be and here’s why”.