Comedians represent an important part of public discourse in American society. They are able to toe the line between controversial, comedy, and the truth. But when a perceived threat is involved, this line becomes harder to find and even harder to defend under the First Amendment.
This post was originally published on the Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal website on October 21, 2018. The original post can be accessed via the Archived Link button above.
Gossett, Brett, "Who Has the Last Laugh? Comedians’ Free Speech Rights under the First Amendment." (2018). AELJ Blog. 180.