By ALAN BROWN and DAN WALTONMAN The late ’90’s were not a particularly good time for comedy.
The genre had undergone a huge cultural shift from the 1980s, when shows like The Simpsons and Family Guy were hitting a peak.
They were also in the midst of a worldwide recession, which meant that even the most outlandish comedies had to find a way to keep viewers interested and in the audience.
But that’s not to say comedy wasn’t getting more mainstream.
Comedy writers like Dave Chappelle and Adam McKay started getting a lot of work, and the rise of viral videos and social media also helped to broaden the reach of the medium.
And so the world had a lot more of a chance at seeing what comedians were capable of.
A funny joke has always been a challenge, especially when it comes to telling one.
But there’s a lot to learn when it came to comedy in 2017.
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