As if the entire Stormy Daniels saga wasn’t silly enough, there’s been yet another development. To recap, Daniels was a regular porn star who got popular enough to see a group of Louisiana voters try to draft her into a Senate race in 2010. Then after president Trump began his term, news came out that Daniels and Trump had alleged ties to each other. This brought her into the public eye in a big way; she got searched more than any other porn star in 2018, and it was just because of the political story.

Oh, by the way, there’s a parody video series out there called “Stormy’s Tower” where a Dominitrix Stormy impersonator whips a naked gimp man in a Donald Trump mask. Yes, this exists.

But now, as of March 2019, Stormy is far too infamous to be taken seriously as a porn actress anymore – how’s that for irony? – so she’s taken to the road in a stand-up comedy tour. There’s a backlash from other comedians about this. Honestly, what’s the problem? If she wants to tell jokes and people want to pay to hear them, who’s getting hurt?

So to our subject at hand: Some people would counter that comedy and porn do not mix well at all. That’s what makes it funnier! We, as a culture, are so uptight and inhibited about sex, it does us all good to loosen up. The occasional laugh at our expense takes us down a notch, reminds us we’re all human and we’ve definitely all been there.

It’s about time somebody said it out loud: comedy has been under attack for the 21st century. You just don’t dare joke about anything anymore, people will find the smallest thing to get offended about. Comedians have been complaining about this for a few years now. Jerry Seinfeld says he doesn’t play college campuses anymore for this reason. When a vanilla comedian with zero personality like Seinfeld is too edgy for their audience, something is direly wrong.

On the other hoof, American audiences are also entranced at the public nudity and sexual freedom that happens in other countries. You watch some video of a naked gal going shopping at a busy mall, minding her own business: It turns out it was in Scandinavia, which explains why televangelists brandishing crucifixes weren’t deployed by helicopter. What freedom!

On both the sexual front and the humor front, we could all stand to get the big stick out of our collective butts. If comedy in porn is the prescription for that, we hope it’s a sure cure!