The Hollywood writers and producers can’t understand why nobody is interested in seeing their sit-coms anymore on TV? Well, did it ever occur to them that some of the stuff is not all that funny anymore? The film industry’s comedy films will also be getting killed at the box office. What happened? No, what actually happened?
Bear in mind the audience is always right, if they do not enjoy it, it just ai not that great. And,’if and when’ they do not like it, they sure as hell do not need to cover it, or invest their precious time listening or viewing it on TV.
Then, there was an intriguing in article from the Wall Street Journal recently titled;”Comedy Slump Not a Laughing Matter,” by Ben Fritz printed on June 26, 2018 which said:”Last year’s most successful comedy,”Girl’s Trip,” took in $117 million in the united states and Canada. The last time that the year’s highest grossing comedy grossed so modest was 1995, when ticket prices were 52 percent less on average.”
The article also said:”Conventional comedies are fighting for oxygen in the box office, captured between superhero sequels that incorporate laughs and a huge buffet of stand-up specials, sitcoms, amateur pranks and first movies on electronic services such as Netflix and YouTube.”
What I, as a movie critic author, have noticed, is that each and every sit-com appears to brush up against the PC culture and quickly back-away, and assault the politically expedient right-side of the equation. Maybe this is because the humor writers all live and work in places where most everybody has left-leaning political perspectives, and they assume it is funny to everybody, and that if anybody does not like the jokes, then they’re dumb, or out of touch with reality.
Perhaps, it is this feedback loop that has been tagged; the’Echo Chamber’ in which conformational bias happens. Indeed, it barely matters what it is called or why it keeps happening if nobody in Hollywood, late-night humor notices, since now that crowds are split in half and each series is catering to the exact same half of the rest of the market, nobody is making any money, and audiences, yes, even on the left are becoming bored with all of it; it is simply not funny anymore. And despite popular belief in NYC, LA and DC, our president doesn’t bathe in Cheetos dust.