America's comedians seem to have lost their sense of humor. On Tuesday's episode of “Glenn,” Glenn Beck observed that comedy has been taken over by liberal politics.
"Being out of power is so enraging to people on the left that even some comedians have lost their ability to laugh at life. It has become all about political targeting instead of actual comedy," he said.
Glenn shared a recent tweet in which comedian Chris Rock shared a link to an article in the Federalist that praised Jerry Seinfeld's show, “Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee,” calling it "a welcome respite from the insufferable wokeness of comedy."
Seinfeld Is A Respite From The Insufferable Wokeness Of Comedy https://t.co/w1Y5YtPdqw. Thank God for Jerry.
— Chris Rock (@chrisrock) August 1, 2018
"People apparently were offended for two reasons," Glenn said of the tweet. "First, that someone would describe 'the insufferable wokeness of comedy' as a bad thing. And second, that Chris Rock would endorse something from the Federalist (a conservative publication.) Rock just seemed to be showing support for his friend Jerry Seinfeld. That's it."
Seinfeld's show was harshly criticized by Vulture for not grilling his guests about politics, saying, "In 2018 ... being ambivalent is considered a flaw."
"Shut up," Glenn responded. "In other words, if you're a comedian today and you're not ranting about politics in our troubled times, there is something wrong with you."
"Comedy wasn't always this political," Glenn noted. He broke down the evolution of politics in comedy starting with the Clinton impeachment drama in the 1990s. He highlighted "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart," calling Stewart "an iconic hero of the left."
"The Daily Show shifted the focus for late night comedy shows, it was all about politics now," he continued. "The George W. Bush-Iraq invasion era was bad, but nothing compared to the Trump era. The anti-Trump comedy is now relentless."
He added, "Criticizing presidents on late-shows is not new. What's new is the rise of the insanely self-important people like Stephen Colbert."
Watch the video clip above to hear more from Glenn.
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