Curb Your Auschwitz Jokes

Curb Your Enthusiasm star and Seinfeld-co-creator Larry David came under withering and sustained fire on social media this weekend after making a concentration camp joke during his monologue as guest host on Saturday Night Live (video below). Whether or not you find it funny, comedy is by definition ironic and absurd and pushes boundaries. Also, Larry David is Jewish, and in this context I believe that matters. Mel Brooks made a career of lampooning Hitler and the Nazis to hilarious effect. If David made an error in judgement, it was in using a national television show to try out material better suited to a live comedy club.

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