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Bill Maher and Jeff Ross rip into Jerry Seinfeld's anti-PC tirade: "If Jerry Seinfeld is too politically incorrect for you, maybe you should look in the mirror"

The two suggest PC culture has gone too far when liberals are offended by the least "edgy" comic in the game


Colin Gorenstein
June 13, 2015 4:55PM (UTC)

It doesn't take much to rile up "Real Time" host Bill Maher -- just drop the phrase "PC."

Maher invited roastmaster-comic Jeff Ross to the show Friday night to unpack last week's Jerry Seinfeld debacle, in which the comedian said in an ESPN Radio program that he's stopped performing at colleges because students these days are too PC to "get" his material.

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The "Real Time" host opened the segment, explaining "if Jerry Seinfeld is too politically correct for you, maybe you should look in the mirror."

Ross backhandedly complimented Seinfeld for sticking to his guns, saying it was refreshing to see someone, "who is not necessarily considered an 'edgy' comedian, stand up for comedy as an art form."

He went on to say, grossly, that "there are a lot of hot chicks and money at colleges -- I dunno! A groan is as good as a laugh."

Ross later joined Maher in bashing the liberal PC police, suggesting they "just grow thicker skin" if they take offense to Seinfeld's material.

"We have a responsibility to shine a light on the darkest aspects of society," he said.

Watch the clip courtesy of HBO below:

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Colin Gorenstein

Colin Gorenstein is Salon's assistant editor of internet and viral content. Follow @colingorenstein or email cgorenstein@salon.com.

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