Fans of historic cinema will know that a movie as abrasive as Jojo Rabbit is not the first of its kind. The easy comparison that critics will reference (including yours truly) is Charlie Chaplin’s The Great Dictator. In 1940, making a comedy that poked fun at a mad world leader was an incredible risk, with Chaplin sporting a strip mustache, bouncing a globe on his butt, and dancing to light music to make a mockery of Adolf Hitler. Sure, it was comedy, and is still to this day one of Chaplin’s greatest work, but it was also starring directly into the eyes of fascism, daring audiences to not laugh. The stakes were higher during WWII. That’s not to say that things are all roses today, our current state of affairs conjure up an idea such as this, along with an inventive mind of Taika Waititi, and that’s what makes Jojo Rabbit one of the best comedies of the year. Don’t get me wrong, comedy is still dead, I truly believe that, but Jojo Rabbit at least has a nice message, and reminded me what it was like to laugh again.