Is the campus comedy circuit too politically correct?

Journalist Caitlin Flanagan comments on the chill she witnessed at a national convention for campus entertainment bookings.
Comedian Jerry Seinfeld says excessive political correctness hurts comedy. (Lloyd Bishop/The Associated Press)

Jerry Seinfeld isn't exactly known as a controversial comic, so his recent comments on the excessive political correctness of campus comedy has generated passionate debate. In an interview with ESPN, Seinfeld praised edgy comedians like Louis C.K., and says his daughter's generation is too quick to declare things sexist or racist.

For more direct insight, journalist Caitlin Flanagan went straight to the source.

After attending a national convention for campus entertainment bookings, she joins guest host Candy Palmater to discuss how campus-friendly comedians are selected. As it turns out, filtering for the offensive is a the thorny process — and there's a certain irony to who ends up on stage. 


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