Edgy Comic Refers to Audience as ‘Ladies and Gentlemen’

 

David Deeble, a standup comedian referred to by his critics as an “insult comic,” brazenly opened up his set at Sarah Lawrence College by addressing the audience as “Ladies and gentlemen.”

“Discomfort in the room was immediate and palpable,” said booker Gwynyd Simms (she/her, Bachelor of Arts in English.) “In hindsight, the absence of pronouns on his résumé should’ve been a red flag,” she added. (Simms would later embark on a month-long listening tour after being reminded that the term “red flag” is deemed offensive to indigenous peoples.)

According to witnesses, tension in the room only increased after Deeble claimed to have gotten married “old school — to a woman.” Undeterred, Deeble went on to say that he had “three children — one of each,” according to an audience member who wished not to be identified as their identity is currently in transition.

The norm-violating comic then went on to tell a story of the year he spent in San Francisco, where he was not only president of the Bay Area Republicans Club but that he was also “the member.” (A spokeswoman for Sarah Lawrence stated that an investigation by the college concluded that no organization by that name exists.)

Event organizers then turned off Deeble’s microphone after launching into a bit about being vaccinated but un-boosted. According to a statement on Deeble’s website, he will now focus his career on church shows where taboo topics and language at least remain the same from day to day.

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  1. Vance Richards Member
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    David Deeble: addressing the audience as “Ladies and gentlemen.”

    It really is that easy to be unintentionally “controversial” today. 

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  2. Columbo Member
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  3. Columbo Member
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    duplicate

     

     

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  4. Full Size Tabby Member
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    Boy, you really are operating out there in dangerous territory! (: 

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  5. Bishop Wash Member
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    Saw another ‘not funny’ version last summer. Oh for the days when she was saucy on Red Eye instead of cashing a CNN paycheck.

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  6. Bishop Wash Member
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    David Deeble: Undeterred, Deeble went on to say that he had “three children – one of each” according to an audience member who wished not to be identified as their identity is currently in transition.

    Lovely.

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  7. GlennAmurgis Coolidge
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    Bishop Wash (View Comment):

    Saw another ‘not funny’ version last summer. Oh for the days when she was saucy on Red Eye instead of cashing a CNN paycheck.

     

    CNN must have sanctimony training – she has become “Karan” – in her red-eye days and when she was at the blaze, she had a sense of humor. 

     

     

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  8. Red Herring Coolidge
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    Why should comedians have all the fun? He is on to something.

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  9. Jim McConnell Member
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    Bishop Wash (View Comment):

    Saw another ‘not funny’ version last summer. Oh for the days when she was saucy on Red Eye instead of cashing a CNN paycheck.

    Are you sure about your pronouns here?

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  10. Bunsen Coolidge
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    GlennAmurgis (View Comment):

    Bishop Wash (View Comment):

    Saw another ‘not funny’ version last summer. Oh for the days when she was saucy on Red Eye instead of cashing a CNN paycheck.

     

    CNN must have sanctimony training – she has become “Karan” – in her red-eye days and when she was at the blaze, she had a sense of humor.

     

     

    Who is that?  

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  11. Percival Thatcher
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    Bunsen (View Comment):

    GlennAmurgis (View Comment):

    Bishop Wash (View Comment):

    Saw another ‘not funny’ version last summer. Oh for the days when she was saucy on Red Eye instead of cashing a CNN paycheck.

     

    CNN must have sanctimony training – she has become “Karan” – in her red-eye days and when she was at the blaze, she had a sense of humor.

     

     

    Who is that?

    S. E. Cupp.

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  12. Bunsen Coolidge
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    Percival (View Comment):

    Bunsen (View Comment):

    GlennAmurgis (View Comment):

    Bishop Wash (View Comment):

    Saw another ‘not funny’ version last summer. Oh for the days when she was saucy on Red Eye instead of cashing a CNN paycheck.

     

    CNN must have sanctimony training – she has become “Karan” – in her red-eye days and when she was at the blaze, she had a sense of humor.

     

     

    Who is that?

    S. E. Cupp.

    Not sure I could have picked her out before but obviously I didn’t recognize her after her transformation to S.E. Karen

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  13. Henry Castaigne Member
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    This satire really doesn’t seem all that satirical.

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  14. I Walton Member
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    if we don’t fix our schools quickly, it’s over for this country unless  sane states and pieces of states leave before even those states are destroyed.

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  15. David Deeble Member
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    Henry Castaigne (View Comment):

    This satire really doesn’t seem all that satirical.

    I’ll take that as a compliment – the best satire doesn’t. ;)

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