Actor Tim Allen recently gave an interview where he revealed that he enjoys poking fun at liberals and he thinks nothing triggers them more than a “funny conservative.”
Allen said it’s part of who he is after being a “standup fiery comic for 30 years.”
From Washington Examiner:
“I like pissing people off, and I said there’s nothing, especially in this area, that pisses people off more than a very funny conservative, a smart, funny conservative that takes shots and is certainly self-effacing,” Allen said in an interview with IndieWire about his show “Last Man Standing,” in which he plays a conservative-leaning character.
“The left-wing point of view is so pervasive that they don’t even realize it’s a point of view. It is just a point of view,” he said. “I think this character likes that, he likes to have another point of view. It makes him sharper and more interesting. But we don’t push it.”
He said he enjoys prodding at the sensitivities of liberals for the comedy in it.
“I think it’s funny to make fun of people that are full of themselves,” Allen said. “Liberals have a very small window of sense of humor about themselves, so I love poking at it.”
That’s a change from a few years ago, he said, when it was conservatives who had trouble being joked about.
“But right now liberals, particularly progressives, hide behind large concepts,” he said. “If you don’t agree with them, if you don’t agree with that position, then you hate women, and you hate gay people, and you hate pro-choice people, whatever. And I said, ‘That doesn’t fit.'”
Allen supported President Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton in the election in 2016 and bemoaned that Hollywood’s hatred for Trump is injuring comedy. He noted how, for example, with the reboot of Murphy Brown, they were stuck in that loop.
From Washington Times:
“‘Murphy Brown,’ unfortunately, I loved that show [but] they’ve kind of stuck along with, forgive me… they’re still stuck in this angst, in this hatred,” he said. “I can’t remember what comedian said it, but comedy’s about surprise. And there’s no surprise anymore.
“I know you hate the current administration. I know there’s hate, venom, we’re all going to hell, and the world’s all racist. I’ve heard this so much there’s no surprise, there’s no joke, there’s no drama. So there’s a lot of us, we’ve moved on. We’re writing a sitcom, we’re not trying to change the world. We’re just having an enjoyable time. Our job is to make you laugh,” he said.
And that’s why he’s funny and why his show is doing well.
The premiere of the reboot of Last Man Standing became Fox’s highest-rated Friday show in 18 years.