John Sherer

  • Sensitive Subjects

    According to Aristotle, the key difference between the two genres is that tragedy deals with characters who are “better than us” (“us” being, presumably, students of Aristotle), while comedy deals with characters who are “worse than us.” The very first episode of Comedy Central’s South Park, “Cartman Gets an Anal Probe,” which first aired in 1997, illustrates this thesis…

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