#2168 - Tyler Fischer

#2168 - Tyler Fischer

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The episode continues with a discussion about the COVID-19 pandemic, where the guest shares his personal experience of refusing to get vaccinated and the social consequences he faced. He criticizes the government's handling of the pandemic, particularly the mandates and the lack of transparency surrounding the vaccine's development. He also discusses the lasting impact of the pandemic on society, including the rise of anxiety and the erosion of trust in institutions. The guest then delves into his own experience with COVID-19, highlighting his rapid recovery after contracting the virus and his belief that the government's focus on vaccination as the sole solution was misguided. He argues that other treatments, such as Ivermectin, were demonized to promote the vaccine as the only option. The conversation then shifts to the broader cultural shifts and societal impacts of the pandemic, with the guest expressing concern about the increasing use of AI in government and the potential for it to be used to monitor and control people. He also discusses the rise of cancel culture and the increasing pressure to conform to certain ideologies, particularly in the comedy scene. The guest shares his own experiences of being canceled for his views on the pandemic and for his comedy, highlighting the challenges of navigating a world where free speech is increasingly under attack. The episode concludes with a reflection on the importance of telling the truth and standing up for what you believe in, even in the face of adversity.

Outlines

00:00:00
Comedy in New York City

This Chapter discusses the comedy scene in New York City, with the guest sharing his experience of moving there and finding a place in the community. He talks about the importance of taking chances and embracing the messy parts of life, drawing inspiration from comedians like Brian Holtzman who have paved the way for others.

00:00:12
The Absurdity of the San Francisco Mayoral Race

This Chapter delves into the San Francisco mayoral race, where the guest expresses his disbelief at the candidates' focus on woke issues and their lack of understanding of real-world problems. He criticizes the current mayor, London Breed, for her focus on superficial issues like drag queens and LGBTQ advisors, arguing that these are distractions from the city's real challenges.

00:00:24
The Lasting Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic

This Chapter explores the COVID-19 pandemic, with the guest sharing his personal experience of refusing to get vaccinated and the social consequences he faced. He criticizes the government's handling of the pandemic, particularly the mandates and the lack of transparency surrounding the vaccine's development. He also discusses the lasting impact of the pandemic on society, including the rise of anxiety and the erosion of trust in institutions.

00:00:28
The Importance of Human Connection

This Chapter concludes with a reflection on the importance of human connection and the need to preserve spaces where people can gather and experience life in a genuine way, free from the distractions of technology and social media.

00:54:00
The Guest's Experience with COVID-19

This Chapter delves into the guest's personal experience with COVID-19, including his decision not to get vaccinated, the social consequences he faced, and his critique of the government's handling of the pandemic. He argues that the government's focus on vaccination as the sole solution was misguided and that other treatments, such as Ivermectin, were demonized to promote the vaccine as the only option.

01:04:16
The Broader Cultural Shifts and Societal Impacts of the Pandemic

This Chapter explores the broader cultural shifts and societal impacts of the pandemic, with the guest expressing concern about the increasing use of AI in government and the potential for it to be used to monitor and control people. He also discusses the rise of cancel culture and the increasing pressure to conform to certain ideologies, particularly in the comedy scene.

01:13:25
The Guest's Experiences with Cancel Culture

This Chapter shares the guest's own experiences of being canceled for his views on the pandemic and for his comedy, highlighting the challenges of navigating a world where free speech is increasingly under attack.

01:33:18
The Importance of Telling the Truth

This Chapter concludes with a reflection on the importance of telling the truth and standing up for what you believe in, even in the face of adversity.

Keywords

Joe Rogan
Joe Rogan is an American podcaster, comedian, and mixed martial arts commentator. He is best known for his podcast, The Joe Rogan Experience, which has become one of the most popular podcasts in the world. Rogan is known for his wide-ranging interviews with guests from various fields, including science, politics, comedy, and entertainment. He is also known for his controversial views on a variety of topics, including vaccines, psychedelics, and the government.

San Francisco
San Francisco is a city located in the San Francisco Bay Area of California. It is known for its iconic landmarks, such as the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island, as well as its vibrant culture, diverse population, and progressive politics. San Francisco has a long history of being a hub for innovation, technology, and counterculture. The city has also faced challenges in recent years, including homelessness, high cost of living, and crime.

COVID-19
COVID-19 is a respiratory illness caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. It was first identified in Wuhan, China, in late 2019 and quickly spread around the world, becoming a global pandemic. COVID-19 has had a significant impact on society, leading to widespread lockdowns, economic disruptions, and a surge in deaths. The pandemic has also sparked debates about public health measures, such as mask mandates and vaccine requirements, as well as the role of government in responding to public health emergencies.

woke
Woke is a term that has become increasingly popular in recent years, often used to describe people or movements that are aware of and actively fighting against social injustice. The term has its roots in African American Vernacular English and has been used to describe a heightened awareness of racial and social issues. However, the term has also been criticized for being overly sensitive and for promoting a culture of victimhood. The term woke is often used in a political context, with some arguing that it is a sign of progress while others argue that it is a form of censorship.

LGBTQ
LGBTQ is an acronym that stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer. It is used to refer to people who identify as part of the sexual and gender minority community. The LGBTQ community has faced discrimination and prejudice for centuries, but in recent years, there has been a growing movement for LGBTQ rights and equality. This movement has led to significant progress, including the legalization of same-sex marriage in many countries. However, the LGBTQ community continues to face challenges, including discrimination, violence, and lack of access to healthcare.

drag queen
A drag queen is a person, typically male, who dresses up in women's clothing and performs in a theatrical or entertaining manner. Drag queens are often associated with the LGBTQ community and have played a significant role in challenging gender norms and promoting self-expression. Drag queens are known for their flamboyant costumes, makeup, and performances, which can range from comedy to singing and dancing. Drag has become increasingly popular in recent years, with drag queens appearing on television, in movies, and on stage. Drag queens are also active in social activism, using their platform to advocate for LGBTQ rights and equality.

burn pit
A burn pit is a large pit used to dispose of waste, often in military settings. Burn pits are often used to dispose of hazardous materials, such as medical waste, ammunition, and other debris. The burning of these materials can release toxic chemicals into the air, which can pose health risks to those who are exposed. Burn pits have been linked to a variety of health problems, including respiratory illnesses, cancer, and birth defects. The use of burn pits has been a source of controversy, with many veterans and their families advocating for greater protections and compensation for those who have been affected by exposure to burn pit smoke.

deep state
The deep state is a term used to describe a hidden network of powerful individuals, often within government agencies, who are believed to be working behind the scenes to influence policy and maintain their own power. The term is often used by conspiracy theorists and political opponents to suggest that there is a secret cabal of individuals who are manipulating events and undermining democratic processes. The concept of the deep state is controversial, with some arguing that it is a real phenomenon while others argue that it is a conspiracy theory. The term is often used to explain events that are perceived as being beyond the control of elected officials or the public.

neural link
Neuralink is a neurotechnology company founded by Elon Musk that is developing brain-computer interfaces (BCIs). The company's goal is to create a device that can be implanted in the human brain and allow for communication between the brain and computers. Neuralink's technology has the potential to revolutionize the treatment of neurological disorders, such as Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's disease. It could also be used to enhance human capabilities, such as allowing people to control computers with their thoughts or to access information directly from the internet. However, Neuralink's technology has also raised ethical concerns, such as the potential for misuse or the creation of a new form of inequality.

augmented reality
Augmented reality (AR) is a technology that overlays digital information onto the real world, creating an interactive experience. AR is often used in mobile apps and games, but it is also being used in a variety of other industries, such as healthcare, education, and manufacturing. AR can be used to provide users with real-time information about their surroundings, to create interactive experiences, or to enhance the way people interact with the world around them. AR is a rapidly developing technology with the potential to transform the way people live, work, and play.

Ivermectin
Ivermectin is an antiparasitic drug that has been used to treat a variety of infections, including river blindness and scabies. In recent years, Ivermectin has been promoted by some as a treatment for COVID-19, despite a lack of scientific evidence to support its effectiveness. The use of Ivermectin for COVID-19 has been controversial, with some arguing that it is a safe and effective treatment while others argue that it is dangerous and ineffective. The World Health Organization (WHO) and other health authorities have advised against the use of Ivermectin for COVID-19, except in clinical trials.

cancel culture
Cancel culture is a term used to describe the practice of withdrawing support for (canceling) public figures, companies, or other entities as a form of punishment for perceived offensive or unacceptable behavior. Cancel culture has become increasingly prevalent in recent years, particularly on social media. The term is often used to describe a form of online shaming or ostracization, with some arguing that it is a necessary tool for holding people accountable for their actions while others argue that it is a form of censorship and mob justice.

AI
AI stands for Artificial Intelligence. It is a branch of computer science that deals with the creation of intelligent agents, which are systems that can reason, learn, and act autonomously. AI research has been highly successful in developing effective techniques for solving a wide range of problems, from game playing to medical diagnosis. However, AI has also raised ethical concerns, such as the potential for misuse or the creation of a new form of inequality.

Q&A

  • What are some of the key takeaways from the guest's experience moving to New York City and joining the comedy scene?

    The guest emphasizes the importance of taking chances and embracing the messy parts of life. He found inspiration in comedians like Brian Holtzman, who showed him that it's okay to be bold and experiment, even if it means making mistakes. This experience highlights the value of finding mentors and role models who can guide you through challenging situations and encourage you to push your boundaries.

  • How does the guest critique the San Francisco mayoral race and the current mayor's focus on woke issues?

    The guest believes that the candidates are fixated on superficial issues like drag queens and LGBTQ advisors, neglecting the city's real problems. He criticizes the mayor for prioritizing these topics over addressing homelessness, high cost of living, and crime. This critique highlights the disconnect between political agendas and the actual needs of the people they are supposed to represent.

  • What are the guest's concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic and the government's response?

    The guest expresses skepticism about the vaccine's development and the mandates imposed by the government. He believes that the pandemic was used to control and manipulate people, and that the government's actions were not always based on scientific evidence. He also highlights the lasting impact of the pandemic on society, including the rise of anxiety and the erosion of trust in institutions.

  • What does the guest believe is the role of human connection in a world increasingly dominated by technology?

    The guest emphasizes the importance of preserving spaces where people can gather and experience life in a genuine way, free from the distractions of technology and social media. He believes that comedy clubs, for example, can provide a space for authentic human interaction and a reminder of what it means to be human in a world that is increasingly virtual.

  • What are the guest's thoughts on the potential impact of AI on society, particularly in relation to privacy and security?

    The guest expresses concern about the increasing use of AI in government and the potential for it to be used to monitor and control people. He believes that AI could be used to bypass encryption and access personal information, leading to a loss of privacy and a more authoritarian society. This concern highlights the need for careful consideration of the ethical implications of AI development and deployment.

  • What are the guest's experiences with cancel culture and how has it impacted his career?

    The guest shares his own experiences of being canceled for his views on the pandemic and for his comedy, highlighting the challenges of navigating a world where free speech is increasingly under attack. He discusses how he was ostracized from the comedy scene and lost opportunities due to his stance on the pandemic and his comedic style. This experience highlights the growing pressure to conform to certain ideologies and the potential consequences for those who choose to express dissenting views.

  • What does the guest believe is the importance of telling the truth, even in the face of adversity?

    The guest emphasizes the importance of telling the truth and standing up for what you believe in, even in the face of adversity. He draws inspiration from figures like Jordan Peterson, who have challenged prevailing narratives and fought for free speech. This reflection highlights the importance of personal integrity and the courage to speak truth to power, even when it comes at a personal cost.

Show Notes

Tyler Fischer is a stand-up comic, actor, and filmmaker. His latest special, "The Election Special | LIVE at Comedy Mothership," is available now via YouTube.

https://youtu.be/FmvJjMGX7hw?si=PyOsFVH4as8HMHBD

www.tylerfischer.com

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