The Böhmermann Affair: One Small Step For Jan, One Giant Leap for German Comedy

In connection with the recent scandal involving German comedy, German Law, European Relations, refugees, Turkish Law and our poor little soul Erdogan, the Turkish President, here’s a guest column worth thinking about. Was it really necessary to lift immunity against a comedian just for being funny, Lady Chancellor? 😉

George Schorschi


Congratulations, Germany! While you have been notoriously known for lacking a sense of humor and having seriously terrible comedy, you’re finally in the big leagues. The Böhmermann Affair is your chance to shine- a satirical piece which criticized a foreign leader, tested the boundaries of an outdated law, AND has gained worldwide attention! This is an amazing opportunity not just for your culture, but also for your country, to break the stereotypes holding it back and really make a mark- so let’s make sure you don’t screw it up.

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