First They Came for the Comedians: Free Speech and the Right to Offend in Brazil
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First They Came for the Comedians: Free Speech and the Right to Offend in Brazil

Danilo Gentili is a highly successful Brazilian comedian and talk-show host. He can be downright hilarious. He also takes special joy in skewering pompous (usually, but not always, leftist) politicians, in very irreverent ways. And that last one could land him in jail. It all started when he posted some pretty disrespectful tweets about a…