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How cool would it be to talk politics with an experienced politician? Or discuss style with an established fashion designer? On this week’s episode of *SIDES, Laila, Teddy, Frank, and Michael got the chance to chat about comedy with an actual comedian—namely, The Beaverton executive producer and editor-in-chief Luke Gordon Field.
After breaking down Larry David’s controversial Saturday Night Live monologue, (is joking about the Holocaust fair game? Or should some topics be off-limits?), Laila welcomed Field to the *SIDES couch and asked him to share his thoughts. Spoiler alert: he doesn’t think David’s joke was all that funny to begin with.
Field shared a strange-but-true William Lyon Mackenzie King anecdote, talked about a Beaverton article that unexpectedly went viral (it even reached China), and his deeply shameful law school past before diving into a game of Onside/Offside with Teddy. He and Teddy don’t see eye to eye on dad jokes and the need to explain punchlines (is describing a joke right after you tell it really all that necessary?). Regardless, they both agree that saying “too soon” after a joke is kind of tacky but that people who say “LOL” in real life should get a pass.
To watch Field talk more about running The Beaverton in a “post-truth society” and find out what Laila, Teddy, Frank, and Michael think about mass shootings, “dumbphones,” and the #OneChipChallenge, be sure to tune in to the newest episode of *SIDES this Saturday at 9 p.m. ET on Much. You can also check out The Beaverton every Wednesday at 10 p.m. ET on The Comedy Network.