Jerry Seinfeld Blames “Extreme Left” For The Demise Of Comedy On TV

Just days after saying the movie business “is over” as a cultural force, Jerry Seinfeld is decrying the decline of comedy on television. He blames “the extreme left and P.C. crap.”

In a new interview with David Remnick for the New Yorker Radio Hour, the Seinfeld creator maintained that “people always need comedy” in their lives. He observed that “it used to be that you would go home at the end of the day…People would go, ‘Oh, Cheers is on. M*A*S*H is on. Oh, Mary Tyler Moore is on. All in the Family is on.” No more, says, Seinfeld.

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“Where is it? 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 said.

“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,” he said.

“With certain comedians now, people are having fun with them stepping over the line, and us all laughing about it.

“But again, it’s the stand-ups that really have the freedom to do it because no one else gets the blame if it doesn’t go down well. He or she can take all the blame [themselves.]”

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