We’re all a bit obsessed with Whitney Cummings over here at the studio, and the other night I watched her new HBO special I’m Your Girlfriend…

I like watching comedy specials. I’ve watched Aziz’s, Amy Schumer’s, Tig Notaro…I love a good laugh. But I LOVED Whitney’s special because it wasn’t just self-deprecating sex humor, it was also a commentary on dating, relationships, sex and gender. Then I found this article from The Atlantic that totally hit the nail on the head—this type of comedy, which is becoming more common, is part stand-up and part TED Talk. They point out the fact that a lot of celebrities (comedians and others) are taking more of a stance on issues, including everything from politics to dating. All of this just as Beyoncé releases Formation, where her message couldn’t be more obvious…

So what do you think about all of this? Do you like it when personalities make it a point to get a particular message across? Or do you think they should just let it rest?