January 12, 2022

Steve Harvey said that cancel culture has “killed comedy,” and it’s caused him to step away from doing stand-up. He says that every joke these days allegedly hurts somebody’s feelings, and that when he finally does another stand-up special, he’ll probably have to call it “This Is It” because he’ll never be allowed to do another one.

Personally, while I understand his viewpoint, I believe that now more than ever, we need comedians to step up and tell as many jokes as possible about the “woke” left. Knuckling under to them only gives them a greater sense of their own power to censor and intimidate. Comedians have always been society’s greatest weapon against arrogant tyrants, and just because the tyrants are self-righteous “activists” with Twitter accounts instead of politicians or military dictators, that shouldn’t make them immune to richly-deserved ridicule.

In a related story, here’s a must-read article by Bari Weiss at Substack about the dire situation in Hollywood, where leftism and wokeism have many people terrified of saying anything that might offend someone and get them blacklisted (just using the word “blacklisted” can now get you blacklisted.)

It’s gone beyond a welcome openness to writers and creators of more diverse backgrounds to the point where there’s blatant discrimination against white job applicants. That means more racially diverse writers, but also means that good, experienced writers are being shut out, which helps to explain why so much of what we’re now seeing on our screens isn’t fresh, creative, thrilling or entertaining, it’s just transparent leftist propaganda that feels as if it were written by freshman UCLA film school students. It’s why, if you want well-written stories with sharp dialogue, original stories and believable characters, you’ll need a subscription to Turner Classic Movies.

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  • Gloria B. O'Steen

    01/24/2022 11:24 AM

    I am sorry Steve Harvey will not continue to do stand-up and speak up!

    My husband, Ray, and I find ourselves watching more news shows and lots of re-runs. Our Saturday night watch list includes your show and then Dr. Pol. On Sundays it is Mark Levin then "All Creatures Great and Small." In between there are women's basketball games ( we remain VU Women's basketball fans). We also like Larry's Country Dinner on Thursday--of course, our neighbor and friend Keith Bilbrey is the announcer there also. Love Keith and Emy Joe.

    Thank you for encouraging others to stand up for what is correct--and right!

  • Gary Penton Penton

    01/24/2022 10:57 AM

    Freedom of Speech should encourage us to speak out on subjects of decency especially if it offends UnGodly public people.

  • Roy Turner

    01/24/2022 10:25 AM

    Thanks again Gov., I enjoy Steve Harvey. He pushes it sometimes but that is really the reality of today. I do miss those great comedians that have passed. I am old enough to remember Bob Hope and Abott and Costello. I remember listening on the radio to Fibber Magee and Molly. I miss those days a lot but I realize that time marches on. I just hope we can remain sane and march with it doing our part to keep history alive and our sense of humor intact. Keep up the good work Mike.

  • Edward Drake Sr.

    01/24/2022 09:23 AM

    I have watched some of my favorite TV shows and now alarmed by the leftist views on most shows. Thet all now have at least one gay couple and mixed race couples. I do not watch entertainment shows for political statements. I will turn this mess off.

  • Charles A Rose

    01/24/2022 08:43 AM

    This is so True! You can't watch CBS especially OR any major network for that matter without seeing some agenda! That is why Gunsmoke, Mannix, Matlock and Wagon Train are getting so much viewing! Hopefully more people in the business will stand up and be like Wil Rogers with Walter Williams intellect!
    Take care Brother Huckabee and get your daughter elected, then yourself to follow! Y'all are my news source for national and international news,??

  • Carole

    01/23/2022 10:26 PM

    The pengalon is going to swing back again soon probably people are sick of it

  • Carl T Smith

    01/23/2022 08:56 PM

    Great commentary on shutting down Humor! We the People have LOST academia to the WOKE, which translates to a 100-year head start on not Socialism but Communism! The OLIGARCHS of Big Tech is more interested in MO-MONEY so they can advance the One World Order THINKING they will be allowed to PARTICIPATE in the Fruits of Destroying the Last Free Nation in the World! ( Educated beyond their Intelligence) comes to mind. We the People have been WARNED from many sources that America would never be conquered militarily but From Within! I believe we are witnessing the FINAL SOLUTION being pushed by the Democrats who THINK they are going to save the Republic using Socialist(Progressive) ideology.

  • Susan Heumphreus

    01/23/2022 08:30 PM

    Hi Mike - my husband and I love you, your show, and your posts! On Saturday's show opener, you said Joe Biden lied when saying that eliminating the filibuster would ruin democracy. Mike, America is a Constitutional Republic!! The left loves to call it a democracy because yes, if it were, then the filibuster must be eliminated in order to let the majority rule --- which is the hallmark of a democracy. So he didn't lie, but both of you perpetuated a bigger lie: that America is a democracy. IT IS NOT!!! Please, Mike, don't give the left more power by repeating their lie.

  • Jacquelyn Baldassare

    01/23/2022 06:28 PM

    Isn’t that what McCarthyism was all about more or less? (I wasn’t old enough to actively be informed at that time??). This is why teaching authentic history is important. If you are ignorant about it you will repeat it—to loosely translate that quote!! What a sad time we live in…but it’s also a hopeful time because I do know my Redeemer lives and He knows all about us!!

  • Patty Michaels

    01/23/2022 06:02 PM

    You are so spot on about taking a stand. If the rest of us don't stand up to all the wrong that is going on, we are going to loose our freedoms.
    Thank you for keeping us posted on the truths. God bless you.