In my days on the Calgary Stampede
Grandstand Committee, I was told that the best comedians are the ones who can make you laugh without using swear words or words that shock the audience. The very best comedians can read their audiences and have them laughing heartily by using their own life experiences to make the audience react. A true comedian’s humour may be pointed at the audience themselves but more often at the comedian but most often with the use of expletives and vulgarity. True comedy comes from the heart and not from the shock value of the words that are being spoken.