The controversial comedy special that divided critics


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In a world where freedom of expression is on the wane, stand-up specials are gaining surprising relevance in what is called the culture war. Even on Netflix, a streaming service known for its “woke” movies and series, there is room for dissonant voices like Bill Burr and especially Dave Chappelle. It is in this context that the special “Supernature”, by British comedian Ricky Gervais, appears, which makes fun of AIDS, religion, transgender people, and a lot of other things. Based on it, Quarantine Cult argues: Does “Supernature” indicate that comedy is the last refuge of freedom of speech, or is even this alleged transgression — pardon the pun — something for English to see?

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