Babylon Bee Editor-in-Chief Kyle Mann sits down with a Hillsdale College student to discuss the power of comedy, the dangers of a society becoming too scared to laugh and wondering if he’s written his last joke.
0:00 – Living in a humorless world
1:29 – Everyone has a point of view
2:11 – Comedy to make a point
4:13 – Kyle’s favorite headlines
6:04 – That’s good comedy
7:48 – How to be funny
10:52 – Underrated Babylon Bee posts
13:03 – Satire defined
15:23 – Babylon Bee’s guide to being woke
17:03 – Reality is funnier than satire
18:02 – How to become Editor-In-Chief of the Babylon Bee
21:34 – How to stay funny AND relevant
23:41 – Comedy inspiration
25:05 – Kyle Mann’s desire to die and be forgotten.
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