Political correctness now means that you have to be offended at a classic character on “The Simpsons.” But one comedy name recently spoke against PC jokes that lose their punch because they’re what the audience expects.
“Saturday Night Live” alum Rob Schneider recently criticized the show for being 100 percent against President Donald Trump and taking away the element of surprise that is so crucial for comedy.
“The fun of ‘Saturday Night Live’ was always you never knew which way they leaned politically,” Schneider said. “You kind of assumed they would lean more left and liberal, but now the cat’s out of the bag they are completely against Trump, which I think makes it less interesting because you know the direction the piece is going.”
On today’s show, Glenn agreed. Making the Trump administration a constant – and predictable – punchline and finding everything offensive are both killing comedy.
“We are cutting the funny out of absolutely everything because we’re all so angry,” Glenn said. “Not only are left-leaning audiences unable to laugh at themselves … They’re unable to laugh at a growing list of topics they’ve deemed offensive.”