Pro-Trump Performer Rob Schneider Rips the ‘War on Comedy’ by Liberals

Entertainer offered some important perspective this week after 'SNL' cast member Shane Gillis was abruptly fired due to his problematic 'jokes' of the past

Far too many liberals today have unleashed a “war on comedy” — and now, anti-PC comics are pushing back with humor that makes fun of everybody and everything.

And liberals are panicking.

Dave Chappelle, Bill Burr and Adam Carolla are leading the charge against the liberal “cancel culture” agenda that’s not only squashing free speech — but killing fun and humor, too.

MORE NEWS: WATCH: Democrat Congressman James Clyburn says Trump is Hitler, DHS is Gestapo

Case in point: A new “SNL” cast member, Shane Gillis, was fired abruptly this week after some of his past “jokes” resurfaced and were deemed far too “offensive.”

Pro-Trump comedian and former “SNL” cast member Rob Schneider (shown above), who has blasted “Saturday Night Live” in the past for being “unfunny” due to the show’s seeming hatred for President Donald Trump, is speaking out again to show support for Gillis.

Who do you think is/was a better president?

By completing the poll, you agree to receive emails from LifeZette and that you've read and agree to our privacy policy and legal statement.

“At a time when it seems the world has forgotten how to laugh or be forgiving, Schneider offered Gillis some perspective in a tweet, saying he was ‘sorry’ that he had been chosen to join the cast of the long-running show in an ‘era of culture unforgiveness,'” as BizPac Review noted of Schneider’s remarks.

Schneider also pointed out the “risk” involved these days for comedians — which includes performing material that “might offend or not resonate with an audience — [is] the kind of risk most network execs likely would never take.”

Gillis was fired from the late-night NBC skit show after a video surfaced in which he used a racial slur “during a podcast discussion about a Chinatown neighborhood with another comedian,” as BizPac Review also noted.

MORE NEWS: WATCH: First NHL player to kneel for American national anthem stands for Canadian anthem

“As a former ‘SNL’ cast member I am sorry that you had the misfortune of being a cast member during this era of cultural unforgiveness where comedic misfires are subject to the intolerable inquisition of those who never risked bombing on stage themselves,” Schneider, an “SNL” alumnus, tweeted on Monday.

After the firing, Gillis defended himself.

He said he is a comic who likes to push the boundaries.

“Pushing boundaries” often comes with the comedic territory — though some comics take things to a dangerous and unwise place, and no one is advocating that.

Yet comedy can be something that unites us.

Laughing at each other can break the tension and provide perspective.

We need more comedians to step up and take on the tyrannical PC culture. And folks like Rob Schneider, Adam Carolla and others may be able to save us — one laugh at a time.

A version of this piece originally appeared in WayneDupree.com; this article is used by permission.

Read more at WayneDupree.com:
Anti-PC Comedians Are Singlehandedly Bringing the Left to Its Knees
Pitt Tells French Magazine: Trump Poses a ‘Threat’ to Some ‘Serious Issues’
Student Reports: College Professor Gives Lesson on ‘Normalizing Pedophilia’ — Takes Photo During Class

The opinions expressed by contributors and/or content partners are their own and do not necessarily reflect the views of LifeZette.

meet the author

Wayne Dupree is owner and founder of WayneDupree.com. He was named to 2017 Newsmax’s 50 Most Influential African-American Republicans. He served in the USAF from 1987-1995; he saw time in Operation Desert Storm/Shield. The father of three, he's the host of "The Wayne Dupree Show."

Join the Discussion

COMMENTS POLICY: We have no tolerance for messages of violence, racism, vulgarity, obscenity or other such discourteous behavior. Thank you for contributing to a respectful and useful online dialogue.