Jerry Seinfeld told an ESPN radio host he steers clear of colleges and is constantly warned by other comedians that the students there are too politically correct to appreciate stand up. The comedic genius behind the famous 90’s sitcom about nothing told “The Herd with Colin Cowherd” host last week, “I don’t play colleges, but I hear a lot of people tell me, ‘Don’t go near colleges. They’re so PC,’” as transcribed by Bro Bible.
He then told a story about a recent conversation between his wife and his 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,’” recalled Seinfeld. “You know what my daughter says? She says, ‘That’s sexist.’”
Seinfeld lamented that young adults sling terms such as “racist”, “sexist” and “prejudice” because “they just want to use these words.” He continued “They don’t even [know what they’re] talking about.”
When asked if political correctness hurts comedy, Seinfeld answered “Yes it does.”
Speaking to Late Night’s Seth Myers Tuesday, Seinfeld expanded his comments to the rest of society “They keep moving the lines in for no reason.”
He then told a joke about smart phone users who scroll through their contacts “like a gay French king.”
“I did this line recently in front of an audience, and comedy is where you can feel an opinion and they thought, ‘What do you mean gay? What are you talking about gay? What are you doing? What do you mean?’ I thought, ‘Are you kidding me?’”
Seinfeld says he picks his material because he thinks he can make them funny.
As Cowherd noted Thursday, Seinfeld is not the only comic who openly avoids performing for millennials. “The Herd” Host said Chris Rock and Larry the Cable Guy also shy away from college audiences.