Jerry Seinfeld Sounds Off: ‘The Extreme Left And P.C. Crap’ Has Killed Television Comedy
BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - JULY 17: Jerry Seinfeld attends the LA Tastemaker event for Comedians in Cars at The Paley Center for Media on July 17, 2019 in Beverly Hills City.
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Comedian Jerry Seinfeld teed off on the political Left during an interview published over the weekend, in which he blamed them for killing comedy on television.

Seinfeld told The New Yorker that in the past nothing has really impacted comedy because people have always needed it.

“They need it so badly and they don’t get it,” he said. “It used to be, you would go home at the end of the day, most people would go, “Oh, ‘Cheers’ is on. Oh, ‘M*A*S*H’ is on. Oh, ‘Mary Tyler Moore’ is on. ‘All in the Family’ is on.” You just expected, there’ll be some funny stuff we can watch on TV tonight.”

“Well, guess what — where is it? This is the result of the extreme left and P.C. crap, and people worrying so much about offending other people,” he continued. “Now they’re going to see stand up comics because we are not policed by anyone. The audience polices us. We know when we’re off track. We know instantly and we adjust to it instantly.”

“But when you write a script and it goes into four or five different hands, committees, groups — ‘Here’s our thought about this joke,'” he added. “Well, that’s the end of your comedy.”

X owner Elon Musk posted a clip of the audio clip from the interview on the social media platform and wrote: “Make comedy legal again!”


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