Jeff Dunham rips fellow comics for growing too political: ‘Comedians now pick a side’-EnglishHindiBlogs-News

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Late-night comedy hosts such as Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Kimmel and Seth Meyers have made attacking Republicans a mainstay of their late-night shows. But comedian Jeff Dunham said the comedy should “poke fun at everyone a bit”.

The ventriloquist and comedian explained Monday that he was trying to “bring comedy back” to the less political style of hosts like Bob Hope, Johnny Carson and Jay Leno. “You never knew where their side was politically,” he told “CBS Mornings.” “They would make fun of anyone and everyone.”

But Dunham criticized comedians these days who “choose sides”.

“[A] a lot of comedians now have — they pick a side. And then they start swearing and pointing and calling fools on the other side. So what it does is you eliminate half the audience,” he said.

Comedian Jeff Dunham says he wants to bring comedy back where audiences didn’t know where the comedian stood politically.
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Some media critics have blamed the barrage of partisan attacks on President Trump and other GOP figures as the reason for choppy ratings for late-night comedy shows.

However, that didn’t seem to bother ABC show host Jimmy Kimmel. He admitted his anti-Trump jokes had cost him at least half of his fans, but said he would quit his comedy show if he was forced to be more politically neutral.

Dunham argued that this was the wrong approach, as most Americans could stand having their side mocked.

“I think there’s an easier way – a better way to poke fun at everyone a bit because I think most people in this country have a decent sense of humor,” he said. -he declares.

Jeff Dunham's Joe Biden puppet routine pokes fun at the president's frequent blunders and fumbling with the press.

Jeff Dunham’s Joe Biden puppet routine pokes fun at the president’s frequent blunders and fumbling with the press.

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As an example, the comedian referenced his Joe Biden character, who makes frequent mistakes

and misinterprets the teleprompter.

He pitted his style against comedians who “point the finger” at people they disagree with politically. Dunham said her routine wasn’t “mean” on either side and both liberals and conservatives attended her shows.

“We’re not being mean about it,” he said. “People on the left [and right] come to my shows and everyone has a great time.”

Dunham’s message stands out from the late-night lineup of comedy shows that have openly applauded Democrats and shielded Biden from attack.

After the midterm elections, hosts Stephen Colbert, Seth Meyers, Jimmy Kimmel and Trevor Noah poked fun at Republicans losing key elections while praising Democrats for their victories. Colbert even shouted “Woooooooo!” after Pennsylvania Democrat John Fetterman won his race for the US Senate.

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