The Blue Collar comics are making more than you ever will, so
shut up. You might think that being a jackass about
sucessfull comedians will appeal to your subscribers, but you
were wrong about some of us. I no longer wish to subscribe
to your e-mails, and will be removing you from my facebook.
I know it's not much, but I hope others who don't appreciate
cattiness (especially from a male) will do the same.
University of Georgia
Raised in Toccoa, GA
If you actually think money is the only element of success, we have very different definitions of the word. My version of success also includes being respected by my peers, staying true to my ideals, and changing the world in a positive fashion. Dan (Larry the Cable Guy) is not respected by much of the comedy community, admitted to the press that he doesn't believe 60% of what he says, and has also many times said he doesn't want his fans to believe him or act on what he's saying. Bill Engval is not as bad of a force, he's just unoriginal and cookie-cutter. As I made clear in the article, Ron White is wonderful, and I didn't mention Foxworthy because he's neither bad nor particularly life changing.
But what Comedy Central does with its commercials is belittle people from small towns. They're saying, "hey, this is your life - you should enjoy this because you are a poor, ignorant hick, too." How you could not be insulted by that, I'll never know. I would be outraged if I were from a small town.
My job is to criticize the world around me - your problem is not that I picked on someone, but that I picked on someone you enjoy. Had I made fun of someone who annoyed you, you'd have been fine with it. And it makes no difference if I'm male or female - my gender should not determine whether or not I'm allowed to voice my opinion.
If you'd like to unsubscribe, I can not stop you. But, unlike Dan, I do not compromise what I have to say in order to retain fans. And I manage to make a healthy living anyway. To me, that's success.