I hear variations of this all the time (for clarification, you can replace conservative with right-wing or some other variation of that word) , “Conservative comedy isn’t funny”, “There’s no such thing as a conservative comedian”, “You can’t get humor from being conservative”. Hell there’s an entire Cracked article about it./
The problem being this entire line of thinking completely collapses if you give it any sort of actual thought. Nobody actually defines what “Conservative Comedy” is besides pointing to political cartoons, conservative commentators who like to make (bad) jokes, and the fact that none of the late-night hosts are conservative. That Cracked article itself brings out two “facts” I often see trumpeted, that
A. Comedy is all about punching up, not punching down (Which doesn’t make any sense, how much of comedy revolves around making fun of your spouse/friends/family?)
B. Conservatives aren’t as creative as liberals, thus they can’t be comedians (How does this mean conservatives can’t be funny at all?)
Some of the funniest people in the world (at least to me) are what I’ve seen people deem “conservative” in the past, Norm MacDonald, Colin Quinn, and Jerry Seinfeld (we can argue about Seinfeld but all sorts of articles have called him a cranky old conservative over his hatred of political correctness) . Not to mention actual conservative comedians like Larry the Cable Guy, Adam Carolla, and Kevin James. You may not find them funny (I don’t either) but they’re still wildly successful.
I don’t know why but it just bugs me so much people just throw that phrase out there without actually having any discussion about it.