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Seinfeld and Gervais 'Fight for the Right to Joke About Anything'

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July 22nd, 2019 5:44 PM
In the latest season of Netflix's Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, released July 19, Ricky Gervais joins Jerry Seinfeld for two episodes. During this time, they reflect on the nature of comedy in today's easily offended culture that isn't so convinced about free speech. Ironically enough, they also tell a joke that is making headlines for, you guessed it, being offensive. 
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Comedian on Seinfeld Show: 'Nothing Liberal About Shutting Someone Up'

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July 10th, 2018 7:00 AM
One might expect Jerry Seinfeld's latest edition of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, "2018: Freshly Brewed," on Netflix to get political, since comedians just can't seem to help themselves right now in jumping on the Trump bashing train, so I was pleasantly surprised to find the focus on funny instead of on politics. In fact, when guests tried to get political,…
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Jerry Seinfeld Is Not Interested in Trump Jokes

May 13th, 2018 5:30 PM
Jerry Seinfeld isn’t interested in Donald Trump jokes. The comedian behind the legendary Seinfeld sitcom sat down with David Letterman for an upcoming episode of the Netflix series My Next Guest Needs No Introduction. Perhaps hopefully, Letterman wondered, “Do you do Trump stuff when you go out?” 
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Alec Baldwin's New Talk Show A Bloated, Self-Aggrandizing Snooze-fest

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March 5th, 2018 7:06 AM
I don’t know who got the bright idea to air a “sneak peek” of ABC’s newest late night talk show Sundays with Alec Baldwin on Oscar night, but with the live Academy Awards running 50 minutes late, plus local news, the show didn’t start on the East Coast until about 12:30am. This was doubly was unfortunate for Baldwin – the few people still up watching TV at that…
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NBC Gushes: ‘Comedian-in-Chief’ Obama Appearing on Seinfeld Web Show

December 22nd, 2015 1:38 PM
On Tuesday, NBC’s Today devoted two full reports to President Obama appearing on Jerry Seinfeld’s web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. The first report came late in the 7 a.m. ET hour, with co-host Carson Daly proclaiming: “President Obama and Jerry Seinfeld take a little spin on the South Lawn in a 1963 Corvette before they sit down for a candid conversation about life…

Comedians Maher and Ross Support Seinfeld on 'PC'

June 15th, 2015 1:47 PM
While interviewing fellow comedian Jeff Ross on his show Real Time, Bill Maher brought up Jerry Seinfeld's recent criticism of political correctness. Maher and Ross went back and forth on the topic, praising Seinfeld’s defense of “comedy as an art form” and decrying “generic,” “watered-down” comedy that adheres to the politically correct…
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Goldberg Calls Out Seinfeld: ‘Say Libs Created That Creepy Culture’

June 13th, 2015 8:15 PM
Picking up on comedian Jerry Seinfeld’s concern “there’s a creepy PC thing out there” on college campuses in which comedians are condemned for jokes which convey stereotypes, Bernard Goldberg called out Seinfeld for failing to recognize liberals are behind the “authoritarian” speech code.

NYT: Seinfeld PC Stand Calls His Man-of-the-People Status Into Doubt

June 12th, 2015 12:54 PM
New York Times culture reporter Dave Itzkoff weighs in on comedian Jerry Seinfeld calling the younger generation too politically correct for comedy with an odd, condescending criticism: "Perhaps some of Mr. Quinn’s working-class bona fides will rub off on Mr. Seinfeld, whose recent remarks on political correctness have seen his man-of-the-people status called into question."
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Shorter MSNBC: Seinfeld's Jab at PC Isn't Valid Because He's Rich

June 10th, 2015 7:27 PM
Alex Wagner, along with her three liberal guests, ripped Jerry Seinfeld on her MSNBC program on Wednesday, for his blast at "creepy" political correctness. Wagner hinted that Seinfeld had "fallen behind the times." New York magazine's Annie Lowrey mocked his critique: "I kind of roll my eyes at Jerry Seinfeld. You know, he's a billionaire – like I don't…
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CBS: Seinfeld ‘Calling Out Millennials’ for Political Correctness

June 10th, 2015 4:54 PM
After comedian Jerry Seinfeld told ESPN radio that political correctness on college campuses was hurting comedy, Wednesday’s CBS This Morning was the only network news broadcast to report on the topic. Fill-in co-host Jeff Glor declared: “Jerry Seinfeld thinks young people today are too politically correct for his comedy....The former sitcom star is raising some controversy, calling…
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Jerry Seinfeld Slams 'Creepy PC Thing' 'Moving the Lines In' on Comedy

June 10th, 2015 12:54 PM
Jerry Seinfeld blasted political correctness on the early Wednesday edition of NBC's Late Night With Seth Meyers. Seinfeld cited how he recently got a negative reaction to a "gay French king" joke: "I can imagine a time when people say, 'Well, that's offensive to suggest that a gay person moves their hands in a flourishing motion, and you now need to apologize.' I…
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Jerry Seinfeld Cracks Up SNL Audience with Brian Williams Joke

February 16th, 2015 12:13 PM
Stand-up comedy legend Jerry Seinfeld cracked up the Saturday Night Live 40th anniversary audience with a joke at Brian Williams’ expense: “I just found out that one of the original cast members in 1975 was Brian Williams.”

Julia Louis-Dreyfus - AKA Seinfeld's Elaine - Drops F-Bombs On CNN

April 21st, 2012 5:37 PM
Julia Louis-Dreyfus - aka the actress best known as Elaine on the smash hit "Seinfeld" - dropped two f-bombs on CNN Friday night. Rather ironically, the second one came as she described to host Piers Morgan what kind of America she wanted for her kids (video follows with transcript and commentary, extreme vulgarity warning):

Liberal Celebrities, Radio Hosts Make Baseless Jokes and Accusations T

July 19th, 2011 7:30 AM
The gay blog On Top reported that “comedian” Janeane Garofalo is the latest in a string of celebrities and activists suggesting Michele Bachmann’s therapist husband Marcus must be gay, including Cher, Jon Stewart, Jerry Seinfeld, and sex columnist/”It Gets Better” bully Dan Savage. Cher even said she wanted to strangle him. This Marcus-is-gay line has also been a…