REVEALED: The Reason Why You will Never See Jerry Seinfeld Perform at a College Campus.
Jerry is not the only legendary comedian who will not play college campuses. Chris Rock and Larry the Cable Guy also refuse to go near them. Why? Simply too much drama.
During a recent interview with ESPN’s Colin Cowherd, Jerry says that he’s been advised, not to do it. Jerry explains,
“I hear that all the time, I don’t play colleges, but I hear a lot of people tell me, ‘Don’t go near colleges. They’re so PC.’”
He basically says that kids these days just want to find any reason to use racist, sexist or any other word ending in “cist”. He then provides an example using a recent conversation with his wife and 14 year old daughter.
“My wife says to her, ‘Well, you know, in the next couple years, I think maybe you’re going to want to be hanging around the city more on the weekends, so you can see boys, You know what my daughter says? She says, ‘That’s sexist.’”
HAS THE PENDULUM SWUNG TO FAR?
He’s right. These kids have no idea what racism, sexism and homophobia are really about. Whoopi Goldberg is often criticized because she thinks that today’s generation doesn’t know what racism really is. She’s caught a lot of backlash before for thinking that following a person around the store because they are black is not racism but ignorance. However running up to a black person and yelling “Die N**a IS racist”. I tend to agree with Whoop. I also agree with Seinfeld’s comment about college kids in general,
“They don’t know what the f—k they’re talking about.”
But that’s what makes them college kids. That also keeps arguably really funny things from being said. If this was the nineties there would be pages and pages of Caitlyn Jenner jokes, but on the flip side if it was the sixties, I would be cleaning toilets at some white persons home, couldn’t play golf at my local course and probably couldn’t date my last three girlfriends.
Clever Comedy. Thank goodness we have comedians that walk the line. During the interview Seinfeld also briefly discuss Louis C.K.’s recent controversial appearance on SNL. I think Louis walked the line expertly. John Stewart walks the line like no other almost daily. Good, intelligent comedic writing has the ability to walk the line without being truly offensive. To that Seinfeld basically gives the secrets sauce for his success, saying that Louis C.K. talks about anything while he has a different approach to his comedy,
“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.”
Here is an audio clip from the interview. What do you think? Are we too sensitive?