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Comic Dana Carvey Explains Why Comedians Are Scared to Lampoon Obama

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Dana Carveyby Christopher Agee, Western Journalism

While there are a number of comedians who buck the trend, former Saturday Night Live cast member Dana Carvey pointed out a harsh truth about his profession during a recent interview: comics are afraid to make fun of Barack Obama.

Speaking with podcast host Carl Kozlowski, Carvey noted that too many of his fellow comedians worry about the blowback that is sure to follow any criticism of the nation’s first black president.

“I’m from the old school,” he confirmed. “You go where the power is and you try to make fun of it. When it becomes off-limits to say or do certain things without being brutalized or censored or whatever, it’s unfortunate.”

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