Why clean comedy is becoming big business

Brian Regan and Jim Gaffigan have been household names for years, but they are being joined by a growing crowd of comics who have crossed off more than the late George Carlin’s famous ‘seven words’ from their repertoire. … This has really grown phenomenally,” says Bob Westfall, whose events have raised $520 million for nonprofit groups ranging from Convoy of Hope to the international Mercy Ships to Westmont College in Santa Barbara by hiring clean comics. He hired his first clean comedian six years ago and has done 50 events since. more

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