It seems like everyone in our society is so easily offended these days. I wish there was a better balance. People would both choose their words with others' feelings in mind and also take what other people say with a grain, no, a giant heaping tablespoon of salt.
Some comedians say if you're going to be funny you have to be prepared to offend someone.
I have a hard time with that.
I, personally, do not like to use humor to poke fun at other people's beliefs, their disabilities or anything else that would make them fell bad or singled out.
That's not to say you should be constantly worried about what other people are thinking. No, that'll just drive you mad. People will get offended about all sorts of things!
One great way to avoid offending others is to use yourself as the punchline. Make fun of yourself. Point out your flaws and struggles. Direct the laughes your way.Then everyone has a great time!
So, what do you think? Do you think it's possible to be funny without making other people feel or look bad?