It’s Never ‘Just a Joke’

Iliza Shlesinger. (Photo by Rodin Eckenroth/WireImage/Getty Images.)

Iliza Shlesinger’s latest Netflix comedy special contains much that will be familiar—tediously familiar, in fact—and something surprising, too: a long, sincere, heartfelt ode to … Social Darwinism. 

The comedian directly addresses so-called incels, or “involuntarily celibates.” She notes that a few of those unhappy and sexless men have carried out mass shootings—and insists that their inability to find mates is nature’s way of saying “there should be no more people like you.” 

Just so. 

“You didn’t adapt,” she sneers. 

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