Animator Mike Judge (Beavis and Butthead, King of the Hill) has directed a couple of awesome live action films. After Office Space, he made Idiocracy, which had a very limited release, but is something of a cult film.
Basically, it’s a dystopian look at the future of the United States, when everyone is dumbed down to the extreme. In the clip below, a man is watching a gigantic television set that is mostly advertisements. The show is called “Ow, My Balls!” and is just one man who is continuously struck in the groin by various means.
I previously did a post on loser comedy, and this is an extreme example of that. It’s a character who just gets the worst of it. He’s a punching bag. Judge is obviously making a statement about bad comedy. A character like that earns no sympathy or respect.
Ask yourself, what could the poor man do to make people like him?