Jerry Seinfeld Says TV Comedy Is Being Ruined By ‘The Extreme Left & P.C. Crap’

Jerry Seinfeld

Jerry Seinfeld Says TV Comedy Is Being Ruined By ‘The Extreme Left & P.C. Crap’

Stand-up comedian Jerry Seinfeld has shared his thoughts about the current state of television comedy.

In a new podcast interview, the 70-year-old comic spoke about his upcoming feature directorial effort “Unfrosted” and how comedy has changed on the small screen. During the audio recording, Jerry Seinfeld said comedy fans no longer turn on the TV when looking for a laugh.

Jerry Seinfeld

According to the sitcom icon, who played a semi-fictionalized version of himself in the sitcom “Seinfeld” from 1989 to 1998, television comedy is being ruined by “the extreme left and P.C. crap.”

After Jerry Seinfeld was asked how he handles serious aspects of the world weighing on him, he responded,

“Nothing really affects comedy. People always need it. They need it so badly and they don’t get it.” 

The actor went on,

“It used to be, you would go home at the end of the day, most people would go, ‘Oh, “Cheers” is on. Oh, “MASH” 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.’” 

Seinfeld explained,

“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.”

Jerry Seinfeld

Seinfeld claimed that people are now heading to live comedy shows to see stand-up comics perform due to sitcoms needing input from producers and studio higher-ups.

He said,

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

Doubling down on his stance, Seinfeld furthered and said that it’s the “stand-ups” who “really have the freedom” to joke with their comedy sets.

Jerry Seinfeld

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Authored by: Ariel Whitely