Watch comedian Lee Camp defend his generation at Occupy Wall Street

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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.

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Jake Kroeger has dedicated his life, for better or probably worse, to comedy. Starting and continually running the Comedy Bureau, a voice for LA comedy, by himself, he also writes and performs stand-up comedy in LA and watches more live comedy than is probably humanly tolerable. He's been a daily contributor to Punchline Magazine, now Laughspin.com because he loves and believes in comedy so much. Said of Kroeger, "...without his dangerously insane, unhealthy work ethic, certain comics would not have any press at all."