Dan Aykroyd gave his thoughts on the state of comedy and the idea of cancel culture.
The 69-year-old actor and comedian, who brought life to iconic characters in Ghostbusters and The Blues Brothers, said a person has so much room to work in comedy that they don't have to be offensive to get laughs in an interview Tuesday.
"There is enough range in humor where you don't have to go scatological and you don't have to go pulling any divisive cards to get a laugh," he said.
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While scatological jokes are easy and fun, writers can achieve successful careers by being more creative, Aykroyd said.
There "is more intelligent writing that can happen if you stay away from the offensive material that should be rightly canceled for its hurtfulness," he said.
Impressions can be one such area that can lead to a comedian's cancellation, and Aykroyd said it's an area that requires discussion.
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"Can I do my James Brown imitation? He was one of my best friends," Aykroyd said. "I do his voice pretty good, but maybe I shouldn't anymore."
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