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Comedian Jon Lovitz tears into cancel culture, compares it to McCarthyism

Former “Saturday Night Live” star Jon Lovitz chewed out cancel culture, and explained that comedians like himself will purposely push the boundaries when they’re told not to say something deemed offensive. The comedic actor also compared cancel culture to McCarthyism in a recent interview with Page Six.

When asked about cancel culture in the United States, Lovitz said, “I’ll just say it, it’s no different than McCarthyism,” comparing the current trend of ostracizing someone out of social and professional circles for something they said or did to the second Red Scare movement in the 1940s and 1950s when there was a hunt for anyone believed to have Communist connections spurred by Sen. Joseph McCarthy.

Lovitz emphasized that it’s a comedian’s “job to satirize what’s going on in society and point out the hypocrisies,” but cancel culture presents a roadblock in creating comedy.

“As soon as you say to a comedian like me, ‘You can’t say that,’ the first thing in my head is, ‘Oh, and now I have to,'” he divulged. Lovitz also pointed out that there is “a difference between making jokes and being outright mean.”

Lovitz gave some simple advice to anyone who can’t take a joke or is easily offended.

“If you don’t have the ability to laugh at yourself, don’t go to a comedy club,” the “SNL” alum stated. “I’m not changing my act. If you’re watching TV and you don’t like the show, change the channel. It’s very simple.”

Cancel culture has affected his friends in Hollywood or the stand-up comedy world.

“I’ve seen innocent friends lose their careers,” he wrote on Twitter. “It’s enough.”

Last month, Lovitz lashed out at “SNL” cast members who demanded a safe space from Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who hosted the comedy sketch TV show on NBC.

“For everyone @nbcsnl who isn’t sure about the host… Don’t forget where you were before you got the show. We are all extraordinarily lucky to have been on it,” Lovitz said, as reported by TheBlaze. “Be grateful and enjoy your time on SNL,” he continued. “Because nothing lasts forever.”

Other comedians have railed against cancel culture. Chris Rock warned that cancel culture breeds boring entertainment. Billy Crystal said canceling people over words has made comedy a “minefield.” Dave Chappelle said that “no one can be woke enough.” Stand-up comedian Bill Burr joked that the outrage mob has run out of people to cancel and has resorted to canceling dead people.

Meanwhile, fellow comedians Kat Williams and Seth Rogen have said that cancel culture doesn’t exist or is warranted for certain people.

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Joe Rogan hilariously trashes Trump-Biden 2020 matchup: ‘Like Mike Tyson versus a 3-year-old’

Hit podcast host Joe Rogan smashed former Vice President and presidential candidate Joe Biden’s chances in defeating President Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election in November.

What are the details?

During a new episode of The Joe Rogan Experience, Rogan compared Biden to a 3 year old and Trump to professional boxing legend Mike Tyson, and said that the Democratic Party is “crazy.”

“It shows you how crazy the system is that they wanted him,” he said. “That they wanted Biden to be their guy, that they don’t, they can’t admit that he’s in cognitive decline. I mean, it’s very strange.”

Rogan, a former MMA fighter, said that Biden is simply unable to carry on a coherent conversation or discussion for any prolonged period of time.

“Look,” he said. “If someone wants to ask me questions about things that I understand — like MMA or like comedy — like if you want to ask me questions about these things that I think about and talk about all the time, I could talk to you really clearly about those things and make a lot of sense.”

He also noted that the COVID-19 crisis is also going to highlight how ill-equipped Biden is when it comes to being able to defeat Trump.

“Right now, we’re in the s***, right? We’re in the April s***, it’s the worst time of the corona,” Rogan said. “A lot of people are dying. … So and then you go June, July, August — hopefully everything’s up and running again, the economy starts coming back on track. Trump makes a couple of great speeches, but Biden is more in decline.”

“It’s not gonna get better,” he insisted.

What else?

Rogan promised his listeners that there would be “no way” Biden could beat Trump in a hypothetical matchup.

“[Trump’s] already dismissing [Biden],” he continued. “He’s gonna destroy him. He’s gonna kill him man. I mean it’s such an easy target, it’s like Mike Tyson versus a 3-year-old.”

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