East Hampton’s Jerry Seinfeld is known for always giving people a good, clean laugh but has now seemingly pushed the envelope.
Apparently, there are many politically correct college kids that don’t find the envelope Seinfeld is pushing very funny at all and are the reason why he has decided against performing at college campuses ever again.
During an interview with an ESPN radio host, Seinfeld admitted he believes college students are too politically correct to take a joke.
The East Ender took to Late Night with Seth Meyers, along with New Yorker editor David Remnick, also a guest on the show, to further explain his turned-off attitude toward these college kids.
Seth Meyers says he believes audience members today are more likely than ever to let comedians know when their jokes “went over the line.” Seinfeld agrees.
“They keep moving the lines in for no reason,” Seinfeld says. “I do this joke about the way people need to justify their cellphone. ‘I need to have it with me because people are so important.’ I say, ‘They don’t seem very important, the way you scroll through them like a gay French king.’” Seinfeld then jokingly gestures.
The audience laughed along with Meyers and Remnick.
“That’s very offensive to the gay French kings,” Remnick jokes.
Seinfeld feels the political correctness of a certain younger age group is rapidly growing, especially if the topic has to do with something that could be seen as controversial.
Seinfeld, though not an insult comic or egregiously offensive comedian, has felt the sting of PC college-aged kids.
“I did this line recently in front of an audience, and comedy is where you can feel an opinion,” Seinfeld says. “And they thought, ‘What do you mean gay? What are you talking about gay? What are you doing? What do you mean?’ And I thought, ‘Are you kidding me?’”
“There’s a creepy, PC thing out there that really bothers me,” Seinfeld admits.