The Need for Comic Relief | Lou Perez | Ep 25

Lou Perez is a comedian, producer, host of The Lou Perez Podcast, and author of the book, That Joke Isn’t Funny Anymore. Free the People has teamed up with Lou to produce a new series, Comedy Is Murder. In the first episode, one of Lou’s characters is arrested for a murder “she” says she didn’t commit. During an interview with host Sienna Mae Heath, the morbid joke is on us as the smoke from the Canadian wildfires settles in the background. Lou and Sienna discuss his writing process, the dynamics of dry humor, and the difference between mocking and making light of a sacred cow. They explore the phenomenon of words being labeled “literal violence” and its effect on free speech.

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Sienna Mae Heath

Sienna Mae Heath is a growth writer. Sienna is the star and writer of the short documentary Real Unity produced by Free the People and screened at the Anthem Film Festival (FreedomFest) 2021. She now hosts Leaving the Left for Liberty on Free the People where she interviews whistleblowers, dissidents, and other alternative voices in the Western World. Empowering empaths through flowing truth in timely essays and poignant poetry, her most recent pieces have been featured on The Kim Iversen Show, The Equiano Project, Braver Angels Media, Medium’s Society, History, and Race pages, and The Independent’s “Conversations.” Locally in the Lehigh Valley, PA, she is known for cocreating a more beautiful world as The Sovereign Gardener and for developing The Hero’s Journey worksheet to guide survivors of abuse in telling their stories of liberation. Follow her on Substack, Medium, Instagram, and Twitter.

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