I have to admit that I was a bit too young when Seinfeld was on the air to really “get” it, and it’s only recently – since TBS airs 2 hours worth of reruns every weeknight – that I’ve really gotten into it and started to appreciate it. It’s great! But some episodes totally remind me of what a different time it was and how many of the things that happened on the show would NOT be aired today. Which is kind of a shame, but you know, you get over it and find other ways to be funny than by being potentially offensive. Jerry Seinfeld, however, is not willing to do that.
In a new interview with ESPN Radio, Jerry revealed that he’ll never perform at college and hates college kids because they don’t know what they’re talking about in any way. He also worries about how we’re all so PC and revealed how his 14-year-old daughter called her mother sexist because the her mom thought she’d want to see boys more. I mean, the whole thing is a bit… meh, whatever.
Here’s the thing: Are we all a bit too sensitive? Maybe, but you can’t tell groups of people that have been marginalized and even KILLED for who they are that they’re “overreacting” when they’re being made the butt of a joke. That’s not something that’s okay. Also, if you have no jokes because you can’t do comedy without putting someone else down, guess what: you’re not really a good comedian.