Adam Yenser wears his clean comedy label as a badge of honor.
The former “Ellen” scribe’s Twitter handle says it all, albeit with a slight insolent twist – @cleancomedian69.
“I like to do some edgy jokes, but I keep it relevant for most audiences,” says Yenser.
His new monologue special on Dry Bar Comedy, the undisputed home for family-friendly laughs, proved to be a perfect fit for Yenser.
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The mind behind “Adam Yenser: Not Big Enough To Cancel” says a joke made it difficult and a few small tweaks were needed to get through the rally. The setting, filmed at Dry Bar Comedy’s headquarters in Provo, Utah, allows Yenser to join a large comedy force at a challenging time in the marketplace.
“It was hard for me to find a platform,” says Yenser. “The mainstream likes my comedy until it gets political.”
Yenser worked for many years on the writing team of “Ellen”. More recently, he was a star attraction at The Babylon Bee. He contributed late show-style monologues to the comedy showcase as well as co-starred in some of Bee’s sketches.
The Bee is similarly clean and righteous, with a bit of faith-based humor.
Working clean, once seen by skeptics as acting against the effectiveness of comic books, is proving lucrative for the Dry Bar brand. Yenser also praised it from a more practical point of view.
“Clean writing teaches you how to structure a joke without using the dirty parts as a shock value,” he says.
Even comedians known for their blue bits know how to draw crowds of all ages.
“Comics have the funniest dirty material, like Louis CK, also writes excellently clear documentation,” Yenser said.
Clean comedy also opens some doors that may have remained closed. Most late-night shows enjoy edgy content, he said, but only to an extent.
“They like clean sets,” he added.
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“Not Big Enough To Cancel” suggests Yenser is weighing missions on vaccines, “anti-vaccines” and the transgender community. Viewers will quickly pick up on the comedian’s political leanings, but he’s ready for it.
Yenser has thrived despite a perspective that many of its peers lack. One reason why? He’s not afraid to adjust his own side. Plus, his material has no blatant malevolence or partisan spirit like the usual late-night comics that don’t have Greg’s name.
He is also happy to be a part of Team Bee, a place where jokes can be told that don’t fit the funny story.
“You can’t have [Bee] documents on other platforms,” he said.
Yenser knows all about the awakened revolution, but he seems optimistic about the immediate future of comedy.
He noted how Netflix sided with Dave Chappelle when the mob woke up trying to cancel him for sharing jokes about transgender people.
“It’s a big step in the right direction,” he said, adding that left-wing comics like Chris Rock and Bill Burr have also spoken out against the awakened regulations.
“There is a large portion of the comedy community that is frustrated with how hypersensitive the newly awakened culture is, even as they identify with the political left,” he said.
Other freelance comics operate out of fear rather than allegiance to the awakened agenda.
“There are people on the Left who fear those on the further Left… they might be eaten by themselves,” he said.
He also sees the Bee’s expanding empire as further evidence of a whirling wake-up agenda.
Yenser has worked at “Ellen” despite his conservative ideology, but he understands that it is risky for right-wing artists to be so open-minded. He still hopes others follow his lead. Doing the opposite only encourages Blacklist-style forces in the industry.
“They want to intimidate and silence you and make you think you can’t have a different point of view from theirs,” he said.
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