Jerry Seinfeld on Trump Jokes: It Doesn't Interest Me
The last two weeks have been circle the wagons time around tragically unfunny Michelle Wolf (see Daily Show Writer Delivers Cringeworthy Roast of Sarah Sanders and FLASHBACK: Don Rickles Roasts Ronald Reagan in 1985. Take Notes, Michelle Wolf). Look, we're big supporters of comedy without limits. There's still the voice in my head telling me the defense of Wolf has less to do with comedy and EVERYTHING to do with her politics.
Something Jerry Seinfeld has no interest in. As hard as Letterman tried to get him to comment. Bombing while doing so.
LETTERMAN: Do you do Trump stuff when you go out?
SEINFELD: No. It doesn't interest me.
Jerry then went into a bit about raisins. Which while hysterical, I think may have also been a bit of an analogy. With the Sun-Maid people and the Raisenette people representing the two sides of the political spectrum. It's more apt than I thought it would be. Especially when you look at Chuck Schumer's face. Though how chocolate covering a dry, wrinkled fruitbat is an improvement, I'll never know.
Or, it could just be a joke. Comedians are allowed to do just do that. Make jokes. In fact it's rather their job, and better when they make you laugh than make you wish you'd been born blind and deaf.
There's nothing wrong with roasting someone politically. Fine. Do it. But if you're a comedian, at least be comedic about it. That was our issue with Wolf. So much political targeting, so little comedy.