Terrorists Killed Comedy on 9/11

Jim Macmillan / MCT Campus
Jim Macmillan / MCT Campus

By: JP Chabot

After the 9/11 bombings, nothing was funny anymore. All popular culture ceased entirely for a few weeks. Bill Maher couldn’t even make jokes about anything and his show was cancelled. Movies and video games were cancelled or delayed, especially if they had anything to do with New York (like Spider-Man).

As parody newspaper The Onion wrote, the nation longed to care about “stupid stuff” again, but it couldn’t.

For years, everything after was tinged with bitterness and hesitation. The terrorists ultimately achieved their objective, no matter how much we hurt them back.

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