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And making poop jokes.” It’s been such a grim couple of weeks in the news, and the mood reminded me of something you said earlier this year on a talk show, about Donald Trump’s presidency making you feel dead inside. I’d be like, “Mom, this is good that you care, but every once in a while you gotta watch a is that you talk to people with whom you don’t have much politically or culturally in common — you go have dinner with a family in Louisiana that’s never met a Jew before. There are other shows that do it brilliantly: They interview someone and those people say real dumb shit and it’s very exposing. I’m interested in how people’s porcupine needles go down.I used to say, “That’s so gay.” And in defense, I’d say, “I have gay friends. ” I said stuff like that in It was so nothing for me to sacrifice using a word that can feel like a stab to the heart to someone else. You don’t see the fucking Dalai Lama using hoity-toity words. I like the stuff I did earlier in my career, it’s just not totally me anymore.So I don’t understand people who can’t make some change in their language just because it’s not comfortable. You often see comedians nowadays arguing that the policing of language has gotten out of hand. You’ve never been shy about using words that make wide swaths of people uncomfortable. He likes comedy and he wanted me to do something that I was not the right person for, but we realized that we both use the Notes app — me for stand-up and him for lyrics. He went something like, “Weak is a description / weed is a prescription,” and then I was like, “My grandma gets really heavy periods.” Is it harder to generate material now that you’re not focusing so much on breaking taboos? To me, when you just have blue sky to write on, it can be paralyzing. They’re not jargon, but there are these words that are all over the place now that I still never get straight: oligarch, plutocrat, demagogue. But just today I was ranting at the writers’ room going, “You’re not understanding how crazy it is that the word shit is taboo in this country.” I don’t get it: There are a million synonyms for it that are fine to use. I haven’t gotten softer, but I used to do a character that said the opposite of what I meant.When people say, “she’s a dirty comic,” it always drives me crazy.It drives me crazy that is never at Hudson News and every other comic’s book is.