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Rob Schneider Wants to Make a Sketch Comedy Show with ‘No Political Agenda’

The star is not a fan of programs currently littering the airwaves

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Rob Schneider has a new mission — and it involves comedy without a left-wing slant.

The former “Saturday Night Live” cast member on Tuesday hinted at a new project he’s working on that should excite audience members tired of the political leanings of many of today’s comedy programs.

Initially, Schneider said, “Question. Would you guys and gals be interested in watching a sketch TV show with no political agenda? Thinking about starting one … Soon.”

The reaction from fans was pure excitement.

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The tweet garnered more than 19,000 likes and enthusiastic responses, including one from conservative actress Kristy Swanson, best known for her lead role in the 1992 film “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.”

She also starred in the 1999 hit Adam Sandler comedy “Big Daddy” — Schneider also had a part in the film.

In a now-deleted tweet, Schneider posted a photo with a more official announcement about his proposed show.

In it he said, “We are going to do a comedy sketch show, which will only be about what we think is funny. There will be no liberal OR conservative bias.”

Although he did not guarantee the show would be free of politics altogether, Schneider did promise it would be fair.

“There may be politics if it’s really funny,” he said. “But unlike what you see now, there will be no political agenda. We will AIM at ALL Sides Unsparingly.”

Schneider also offered a polite criticism toward current late night television hosts, who all seem to share the same anti-Trump political agenda.

“I sincerely believe that each late-night host is really funny,” he said. “However, ALL of their monologues and jokes are completely interchangeable.”

Schneider later deleted the tweet with these more specific comments about the proposed show.

Similarly, Schneider also told LifeZette last year that he finds Alec Baldwin’s impression of President Donald Trump (pictured above left) on “SNL” to be unfunny and predictable.

Without taking sides in the political realm, Schneider has made his disdain for the social justice Left and support for free speech clear in recent times.

On New Year’s Day, he tweeted, “In 2019, let’s declare the tyranny of the Social Justice Morons’ war over other people’s words & ideas over & tossed 2 the dustbin of history.”

And on New Year’s Eve, the “Grown Ups” star tweeted, “Comedians are the ones who are supposed to say the horrible things that we all think but are afraid to say. Free Speech is ALL SPEECH!”

Schneider currently has a show on Netflix called”Real Rob.” He plays a version of himself.

Check out the trailer for the second season below:

Tom Joyce is a freelance writer from the South Shore of Massachusetts. He covers sports, pop culture, and politics and has contributed to The Federalist, Newsday, and other outlets.

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Tom Joyce is a freelance writer from the South Shore of Massachusetts. He covers sports, pop culture, and politics and has contributed to The Federalist, Newsday, ESPN, and other outlets.

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