Show Hide image Culture 31 August 2012 Graphic comedy: can we take a joke? Karrie Fransman explores the problem with aggressive jokes. From rape jokes to mocking the disabled, the popularity of "shock comedy" provokes questions about comedians' ethics and sense of responsibility. Karrie Fransman, a graphic journalist, explores the issue. Click on the image to see it full screen: By Karrie Fransman Karrie Fransman is a graphic journalist, and the author of The House That Groaned.