Jerry Seinfeld Says ‘The Extreme Left And P.C. Crap’ Has Ruined Comedy

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 18: Jerry Seinfeld visits "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" at Rockefeller Center on February 18, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon)
(Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon)

OAN’s James Meyers
3:39 PM – Monday, April 29, 2024

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld called out the radical left during an interview over the weekend, placing blame on that particular demographic for killing television and movie comedy.


Seinfeld, during an appearance on David Remnick’s “The New Yorker Radio Hour” said that in the past, nothing has really impacted comedy until now, thanks to left-wing entertainers.  

“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.”

Additionally, in an interview with GQ, he also said that the film business is “over” and that movies are no longer “the pinnacle in the social, cultural hierarchy.”

The topic came up after he discussed his feature film “Unfrosted,” saying that, while he was amazed by the dedication of people working on films, the industry was still dying. 

“I thought I had done some cool stuff, but it was nothing like the way these people work. They’re so dead serious! They don’t have any idea that the movie business is over. They have no idea,” he said.

“Film doesn’t occupy the pinnacle in the social, cultural hierarchy that it did for most of our lives. When a movie came out, if it was good, we all went to see it. We all discussed it. We quoted lines and scenes we liked. Now we’re walking through a fire hose of water, just trying to see,” he continued.

The legendary comedian also stated that “confusion” and “disorientation” have replaced movies in the industry.

“Everyone I know in show business, every day, is going, What’s going on? How do you do this? What are we supposed to do now?”

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