• Jerry Seinfeld recently criticized modern comedy
  • He is concerned with "PC culture"
  • Actor Rob McElhenney has responded

Comedy legend Jerry Seinfeld, known for his iconic sitcom 'Seinfeld,' recently sparked controversy by blaming the "extreme left" and "PC crap" for what he sees as the decline of TV comedy.

His comments, made in an interview with 'The New Yorker', drew sharp and witty criticism from 'It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia' creator Rob McElhenney, highlighting the ongoing debate over comedy's boundaries in today’s politically charged environment.

Comedy Clash of the Titans

Jerry Seinfeld, a name synonymous with 90s television gold, has once again found himself at the center of a heated debate over the state of comedy. Claiming that political correctness has led to the "death" of TV comedy, Seinfeld's remarks to The New Yorker have ignited a firestorm. But wait!

"Nothing really affects comedy. People always need it," Jerry Seinfeld passionately expressed on a recent episode, and his opinion will not be going unnoticed by other comics. 

"It used to be that you'd go home at the end of the day, most people would go, ‘Oh, ’Cheers' is on. Oh, ‘M.A.S.H.’ is on. Oh, ‘[The] Mary Tyler Moore [Show]’ is on, ‘All in the Family’ is on.' You just expected [there will] be some funny stuff we can watch on TV tonight."

"Well, guess what? Where is it? Where is it? This is the result of the extreme left and P.C. c--p and people worrying so much about offending other people."

Enter stage left: Rob McElhenney, the mastermind behind the darkly comedic and decidedly non-PC 'It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.'

McElhenney's Mic Drop Moment

Seinfeld, whose eponymous show redefined the sitcom landscape, argued that many of his era's jokes would be off-limits today, lamenting the loss of comedic freedom.

He even revisited his past grievances about audiences not appreciating his "gay French kings" joke due to the prevailing PC culture.

Rob McElhenney wasn't about to let these comments slide. With a legacy of pushing boundaries through 'It’s Always Sunny,' McElhenney expertly countered Seinfeld’s claims with a simple, yet viral, tweet showcasing "Rickety Cricket," a character embodying the very essence of the show's edgy humor.

This tweet, seen by over four million, became a battleground for the ongoing comedy culture war.

The response to McElhenney's clapback was unanimous: comedy is alive and well, it's just evolved. Fans and critics alike praised "It’s Always Sunny" for its ability to navigate sensitive topics with humor that punches up, not down.

This exchange has not only highlighted the generational divide in comedic tastes but also underscored that humor's essence remains unchanged: to challenge, entertain, and provoke thought.

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While Seinfeld reminisces about a bygone era of comedy, McElhenney and 'It’s Always Sunny' continue to prove that the genre's spirit is unkillable.

It's not about being "woke" or "PC" – it's about being smart, relevant, and, above all, funny. So, here's to more laughter, more debates, and yes, more tweets that keep the comedy world spinning!