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Jerry Seinfeld Mourns the Death of Comedy in America

Jerry Seinfeld’s comedy show dominated 1990s television for nine seasons.

He’s now repeating a complaint we’ve been making for years: the left in America has outlawed comedy. Nothing on TV or on the big screen is funny anymore.

“People always need comedy,” he told “The New Yorker Radio Hour” last week. “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?”

What happened? Seinfeld blames the loss on “the extreme left, PC crap and people worrying so much about offending other people.” He’s not the first to complain. Mel Brooks says he couldn’t have made the iconic comedy movie Blazing Saddles in today’s PC world. Even episodes of The Office and Friends now carry warnings – that content may offend some audiences.

Progressives are not just wrong on economics but killjoys when it comes to culture. What is needed is a TV show that makes relentless fun of leftist idiocy. Now that would be hilarious and there would be no shortage of material to parody.

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