‘Coming 2 America’ Loses The Original’s Edge In A Toothless, Overly-Nostalgic Drag [Review]

‘Coming 2 America’ Loses The Original’s Edge In A Toothless, Overly-Nostalgic Drag [Review]
First off, let’s be clear. While “woke” is often weaponized by the bad faith right as a pejorative—something that will “cancel” you— the entire concept of inclusivity and expanding compassion and understanding for everyone, but specifically the marginalized, overlooked, and those you may not have afforded empathy towards in the past, is inherently a good thing, period.

But when it comes to comedy—often, but not exclusively the arena of mocking, sneering, derision, shocks, provocation, jests, and more— the entire institution these days either feels like it’s a victim under attack, often ready to cry about cancellation, or unsure of what they want to say and how to say it, lest they offend someone.

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