Seinfeld Won’t Be Playing College Campuses
June 24, 2015 – Jerry Seinfeld won’t be playing college campuses joining the likes of Chris Rock and Larry the Cable Guy. And the comedian revealed why while talking with ESPN’s Colin Cowherd: College kids today are too politically correct.
“They just want to use these words: ‘That’s racist;’ ‘That’s sexist;’ ‘That’s prejudice.’ They don’t know what the hell they’re talking about.”
Cowherd recalled the flack comedian Louis C.K. received after his controversial monologue on Saturday Night Live last month, further proving Seinfeld’s point. “Louis’ great gift is that he doesn’t worry, he just does his thing,” Seinfeld replied.
But Seinfeld’s not scared to make his point either as he did recently with his feelings about YouTube. “If I wanted to say something, I would say it. I talk about the subjects I talk about because for some reason I can make them funny,” he said. “The ones I can’t make funny, you don’t hear.”
In a separate appearance on Late Night with Seth Meyers Seinfeld furthered, “there’s a creepy PC thing out there that really bothers me.” Meyers noted that there are more people than ever now who will “let you know you went over the line” in comedy than ever before. Seinfeld agreed, “And they keep moving the lines for no reason.”
So for now, Seinfeld will stick to covering the topics he can feels he can make humorous, PC or not, which means you shouldn’t expect him on your college campus any time soon.