AVClub: What does it mean when we describe comedy as “divisive”? Sure, humor is subjective, and expecting it to be good for all time zones is unrealistic at best and naïve at worst, but “divisive” implies alienation and hostility, two qualities that many don’t normally associate with comedy. Yet from Andy Kaufman to Tim & Eric, there’s a long history of divisive comedy that has always attracted hordes of passionate fans thrilled to find humor on their specific wavelength. It’s not for everyone, but it’s for someone. Some might call that pretentious or obnoxious. I say it’s important.