Comedian and TV star Howie Mandel recently ripped into political correctness and its adverse effects on comedy.
According to the Smokeroom:
Former “Deal Or No Deal” host and current “America’s Got Talent” judge Howie Mandel has some pretty spicy thoughts on how political correctness is ruining comedy.
On Thursday night, Mandel was asked whether he thought comedy was headed in the right direction. His answer might surprise you.
“It’s not fun anymore,” he told TMZ reporters. “Comedy was fun. When I came out here, I couldn’t wait to hit the stage and try my wares, and step over the line and find out where the line is. Not anymore. Not fun!”
“I watched Richard Pryor each and every night get up on stage and put together ‘Live On The Sunset Strip.’ And every night, he said things that were jaw-dropping and exciting and edgy and different. And he inspired me to go out there and be somewhat fearless … Truth be told, he made it fun. It doesn’t exist anymore. I’m so afraid of people who have recording devices. You don’t know what’s going to happen. You could lose an entire career just by trying out one piece of material.”
It looks like political correctness is here to stay, but thankfully there are still brave stars willing to speak out against it.