It is the prevailing view in comedy today that our current generation is spoiled, weak, entitled, and unable to think for themselves. On Louis C.K.’s most recent album, Hilarious, he calls the current generation, “the shittiest generation of piece of shit assholes that ever fucking lived.” Yet, the Occupy Wall Street movement that has expanded to cities around the U.S. might flip that notion completely around.
Comedian Lee Camp said as much when actually performing in front of a crowd at Occupy Wall Street. when he shouted, “Until now, I wasn’t going to defend my generation either. We were a generation of electronic uber-pussies.” Standing on top of what’s most likely a bench on the sidewalk without a mic or a mic stand, Camp performed with fervor and pulled off that rare feat of making people laugh while capturing the zeitgiest of what’s happening New York City and all over the country.
Watch a portion of Camp’s set below.