“I don’t play colleges, but I hear a lot of people tell me, ‘Don’t go near colleges, they’re so PC.’” he said.
Then, Seinfeld really insulted the intelligence of today’s college kids by saying they loosely throw around terms like “racism” and “sexism” without really knowing what they mean.
“They just want to use these words. ‘That’s racist. That’s sexist. That’s prejudice.’ They don’t even know what they’re talking about,” he charged.
He drew on his own personal experience to explain.
“My daughter’s 14. My wife says to her, ‘Well, you know, in the next couple of years, I think maybe you’re going to want to hang around the city more on the weekends, so you can see boys.’
“You know, my daughter says, ‘That’s sexist,’” he said.
Cowerd noted the reaction to late night jokes about Bruce Jenner’s transition. Either talk show host steered clear of the subject or were very cautious in their comments.
He added that comedians like Chris Rock and Larry the Cable Guy, also don’t want to play college campuses.
“I think that’s—to me it’s anti-comedy. It’s more about PC-nonsense,” he said.
“Everybody has their hot zone. You know, you’ve got your heat map, and that’s the jokes you do” he said. “I talk about the subjects I talk about because for some reason I can make them funny. The ones I can’t make funny, you don’t hear.”
The situation is an odd turn of events because during the ’50s and ’60s at the dawn of the counter-culture era, college campuses were hotbeds for all kinds of cutting-edge comedy.
Comedians like Lenny Bruce, George Carlin and Richard Pryor found ready audiences for their politically incorrect humor.
But as they say, the worst form of censorship is self-censorship. Also remember the old adage: Don’t trust anyone over 30? Now it’s don’t trust anyone under 30.
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