Murder Mystery 2: Jennifer Aniston has been in comedy for nearly 30 years, from debuting NBC’s ‘Friends’ in 1994 to Netflix’s latest film ‘Murder Mystery 2’, which means she’s had a front row seat to see how Comedy tastes have changed. the last three decades. Aniston recently told AFP (via Yahoo News) that “comedy has evolved so much” that it’s hard to be funny these days.
“It’s kinda hard now because you have to be very careful, and it’s very hard for comedians because the beauty of comedy is that we laugh at ourselves, we laugh at the life,” Aniston said. “[Previously] you could make fun of an adult and laugh – it was hysterical. It’s about educating people about how ridiculous people are.
And now we don’t allow that.
“There’s a whole generation, kids, who now watch episodes of ‘Friends’ and find them in poor taste,” Aniston added. “Some things were never meant to happen, and some things… Well, we should have thought about that – but I don’t think it was as sensitive then as it is now.”
Aniston concludes, “Everyone needs to be funny! The world needs humor!”
We can’t take ourselves too seriously. Especially in the United States. Everyone is too divided.
“Friends” has been criticized for its lack of diversity for years. Actress Lisa Kudrow has previously made headlines saying that if the show returned or rebooted, “it wouldn’t be an all-white cast.”
In an interview with The Daily Beast last year, Kudrow said “Friends” creators David Klein and Marta Kaufman “have no obligation” to tell stories about people of color from their own backgrounds, which understood the show’s lack of diversity. , I think it’s a show created by two guys who went to Brandeis and wrote about their life after college,” Kudrow said. Especially for shows, when it becomes a character-driven comedy, you write what you know. They didn’t want to write stories about the experiences of people of color.
All six main characters in “Friends” are white, and the show has had very few actors of color playing significant roles in its 10 seasons and 236 episodes.
Lauren Tom, Gabrielle Union, Mark Consuelos and Craig Robinson, among others, have small supporting roles on the show, while the show’s most prominent actress of color, Aisha Tyler, has appeared in just nine episodes.
Kauffman announced last July that she was so “embarrassed” and “guilty” of the lack of diversity on Friends that she donated $4 million to honor Marta F. Kauffman ’78 African and African American Human Research Professorship to be created at Brandeis University. The program “will support a distinguished scholar with a focus on the peoples and cultures of Africa and the African Diaspora.”