WATCH: Comedy Legend Jerry Seinfeld Goes Off On 'Extreme Left, PC Crap' Ruining Comedy

On a recent episode of the New Yorker's Radio Hour, comedy legend Jerry Seinfeld revealed the impact of political correctness and the "extreme left" on the comedy world. Seinfeld, the co-creator of the hit television show by the same name, pointed out that the influx of wokeism in Hollywood has shifted goalposts on what comedy is acceptable.

"Nothing really affects comedy," he said. "People always need it. They need it so badly, and they don't get it. 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? Where is it?" the 70-year-old actor asked. "This is the result of the extreme left, PC crap, and people worrying so much about offending other people. 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. Well, that's the end of your comedy." Seinfeld did acknowledge that there are still some stand-up comics who are able to expertly navigate the increasingly sensitive audiences that attend comedy shows, explaining that the comedian takes the blame for crossing the political correctness police. 

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

Seinfeld's comments come after multiple high-profile comics have seen their reputations tarnished due to certain jokes deemed off-limits by members of the extreme left. Stand-up comedian Dave Chappelle has been one such target by transgender activists who were upset by some of the jokes he was telling during a comedy special. During his Netflix special, The Closer, Chappelle said, "Gender is a fact. Every human being in this room, every human being on Earth, had to pass through the legs of a woman to be on Earth. This is a fact." This statement prompted immense backlash from members of the LGBTQ community. However, Chappelle could weather the pressure and continue with his comedic talent.

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