Seinfeld famously places comedy above almost everything…
If it’s funny, it’s in.
If it’s not funny, it’s out.
The only thing that matters is if the audience laughs. If they don’t laugh, it’s not funny and Jerry’s not interested in it.
It’s an almost religious devotion to finding and producing comedy that has driven him his whole life, and it’s one reason (in addition to Larry David) that his sitcom is widely considered to be the best of all time.
Because they obsessed about making every moment funny…and nothing else.
No lessons learned at the end of the episode…
No boring scenes to set up another scene…
Every bit was either funny or it got cut!
And that means there’s zero tolerance for things like Diversity, Inclusion and Equity.
Comedy doesn’t respect DEI.
You’re either funny or you’re not, and it doesn’t matter what your skin color is on either side of that equation.
Babu (you’re a very bad man, Jerry, a very bad man!) was funny. He was Indian and he was funny.
The Soup Nazi was funny and he was Iranian or something, who even knows.
Jerry, George, Elaine and Kramer were all white….and guess what? They were funny!
So Jerry was not amused when a Woke Buzzfeed reporter tried to ask him about the lack of diversity on Seinfeld:
And that my friends is exactly how you do it!
Backup here if needed:
Jerry Seinfeld shuts down reporter who tries to guilt him for having too many White people in his projects. Woke activist reporters need to feel as insane & racist as they sound. pic.twitter.com/b7hOyPXD8J
Jerry is getting almost universal praise for dismantling that reporter and I agree 100%:
This whole interview reminds me of something I posted recently, and I think Jerry would appreciate it:
A Call For Comedy! [From NOAH]
This is going to be a little different of an article from what I normally post, but I think it’s needed right now…
…and I think you’re going to like it.
Simply put, it’s a call for comedy.
I don’t know if you’ve noticed but there’s almost NO new comedy anymore.
Stand-up comedians are about the last we have, and that would be stand-ups in clubs or doing specials.
But put them on TV or in movies and it all turns to crap.
Because they go woke.
Everything woke turns to shit, and that’s what’s happened with comedy.
It’s been virtually destroyed.
This is an opinion I’ve been working on for a while now, but then I came across this video I’m going to show you below and this man perfectly articulated everything I’ve been feeling and haven’t quite been able to put my finger exactly on it.
But he does.
You might think: Noah, who cares?
But comedy is a powerful sword….
Laughter is the best medicine when sick, but comedy and satire are also some of the best swords against tyranny and tyrannical governments.
And when that sword has been dulled or even completely lost, it’s a very bad thing.
I was just saying the other day to someone: “tell me the last truly funny movie that was released in theaters.”
She couldn’t name one.
You literally have to go back at least a decade, maybe longer.
Then I said: “tell me the last truly funny TV show you have watched…”
Again, there’s virtually nothing!
As the man says below in the video I’m about to show you, you do have South Park but they can’t do it alone.
You also have Seth McFarlane who has pretty successfully also pushed back against woke.
But who else?
Hollywood is bankrupt of new ideas.
And that’s not just some cranky old guy saying “things were better in my day”.
Sorry folks, it’s a demonstrable, observable fact.
Hollywood can’t seem to make anything new.
Everything is a reboot.
And the reboots all suck.
The original series is easily in the Top 3 sitcoms of all time.
Absolutely brilliant actors surpassed only by more brilliant writing.
The episodes were masterpieces.
Even the Frasier reboot is just “ok”.
It’s almost like it’s written by fans who know the building blocks of what made Frasier funny, but they don’t have the skill in writing or casting to actually DO it.
Hollywood has forgotten how to actually DO funny!
Because they are more concerned with social justice and ESG and all this other crap that is quite literally DESTROYING creativity and humor!
I could go on all day with examples….
Leno and Letterman?
Late Night now?
It’s not watchable.
It’s not even comedy, it’s mostly still hateful and mercilessly unfunny attacks on Donald Trump even though he’s been out of office for 3 years now!
Even moving off comedy to drama, tell me the last truly great action or dramatic movie you saw in the movie theaters?
I can’t think of one without going back to the early 2000s or 1990s.
Instead we just get gross out, unfunny “Seth Rogan” movies.
I know someone in the comments will say “you just don’t get it” …. and you’d be right!
I don’t get it.
Those movies are not funny.
They don’t know how to structure a funny joke, let alone a funny scene.