Last week some friends and I had tickets to see the crew from Impractical Jokers on their “Where’s Larry?” tour. We watch the television show and find the various antics hilarious. The live show was fine but these guys truly shine when they can be set loose on an unsuspecting public. The confines of a stage and simple set limited their ability to do that. The highlight of the show was when they finally procured a cell phone from an audience member and proved to everyone, never give your phone to the impractical jokers. I go to see various stand up comics all across America and have done this for decades. What shocks me is the level of extreme profanity and how it has exacerbated over time. Comedians actually rely on vulgar expletives more than humor nowadays. It’s easier to just shock people with profanity than actually develop humorous content. The impractical jokers don’t rely on profanity but used more than most around us suspected. Can we finally just say no to this extreme vulgarity. I hear all the time on the mainstream media that “words matter” and they do. If we would like more civility in this country, then cut down on the profanity. Most of the time its neither funny or enhancing your argument. Instead of raising your voice or shouting profanities try improving your argument. The fact is if you can’t be very interesting without profanity then maybe your just not very interesting. And yes I have used profanity countless times in my own life. That’s how I’ve learned that less is truly more when it comes to the use of four letter words.