Howie Mandel is pissed about the state of stand-up comedy … and he’sblamingpolitical correctness for its demise.
We got the comedian and “America’s GotTalent” judge leaving Craig’s Thursday night in WeHo, and he launched into a tirade about why comedy sucks now … for comedians. Howie harkened back to legends likeRichard Pryor — who were revered for pushing the envelope — but said anyone who tries that todayrunsthe risk of destroying their whole career.
It’s gotten so bad, Howie says he’s actually afraid to crack jokes in public.
As for what made him start thinking about this … Howie doesn’t name names. But, we’re thinking it could be Norm Macdonald, who dropped a down syndrome referencewhile trying to dig himself out of his #MeToo comments.