For some reason people think they have the right not to be offended, which is an incredibly self-absorbed stance.
When one person is horrified by a joke, another person is laughing their arse off. And the person laughing their arse off would never tell the horrified person they're not entitled to their reaction.
Ricky Gervais is one of the most known comics in the world. People who follow him on Twitter or go to his shows know what they are getting. He hasn't marketed himself as anything he isn't. As I travel around the world doing stand-up I notice that comedy is becoming sanitised.
I blame business and money, which is what messes up any art.
Brendon Burns is an Australian comedian and columnist