“I’m having a tough time right now,” comedian Howie Mandell says, lamenting how political correctness has made comedians like himself fearful of trying out new jokes.
In an interview with TMZ, Mandell told the entertainment tabloid that he had funny answers – but, he couldn’t risk saying them in these hyper-sensitive days:
“We’re too politically correct. I have really funny answers for you that I can’t give you, anymore.”
“It’s not fun, anymore. 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!”
It’s gotten so bad that he fears being recorded, because even a single misstep can end a comedian’s entire career:
“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.”