Actor and conservative Tim Allen has joined the cast of a new movie aimed at disrupting the liberal and political correctness culture that has taken over Hollywood, college campuses, and comedy everywhere reports Fox News.
After Allen’s “Last Man Standing” sitcom was canceled and the reboot of “Roseanne” is happening instead, outraged fans believe ABC pulled the plug because the families comedy in that show highlighted conservative values and Allen himself is an outspoken conservative.
Allen has signed onto the docudrama “No Safe Spaces” that’s expected to hit theaters in the fall.
Fellow comedian Adam Carolla and conservative radio show host Dennis Prager are making the movie to promote free speech at a time they say the entertainment industry, media and college campuses too often shut down or blackball controversial viewpoints, reports Fox News.
“Nothing kills comedy quite like people who are constantly offended,” Carolla told the Post. “It’s impossible to be funny if we’re not allowed to poke fun at each other and that’s what’s happening with a new generation of people who seem to be offended for a living.”
“If we can’t have fun with one another than we lose our humanity. If free speech goes, then our basic freedoms will follow soon after,” said Carolla.
In a movie clip released to The Post, Allen joins a roundtable discussion with fellow comedians about how the PC culture is hurting comedy.
The scene was filmed at the Laugh Factory club with Allen, Carolla and fellow comedians Andrew Schulz, Bryan Callen and Karith Foster.
Foster talks about growing up in a white suburb and how black people would often accuse her of now really being black enough and she uses it in her show. “Why? Because I enunciate?” Foster quipped in the movie clip. “Because I finish my sentences? Because I happen to know who my father is?”
“I’m a little offended,” Allen said, laughing.
But Foster said the audiences would get too insulted. “I can’t say that anymore,” she said.
“No Safe Spaces” also focuses on the pattern of college campuses who are canceling conservative speakers due to student protests.
Conservative commentator Ben Shapiro has been among the speakers banned from certain colleges. He also was filmed for the movie.
“Any effort to open up free speech on college campuses is utterly worthwhile. Prager University has done wonderful work on that score,” Shapiro told The Post. “And I think Adam (Carolla) is for a lot of young people – particularly conservatives and libertarians – an iconic figure. His involvement is great.”
Prager has been doing this kind of work for a while now, making Prager U in 2009, a website that promotes five-minute educational videos on government, politics, and American history from a conservative vantage point.
Prager said he wanted to make “No Safe Spaces” to push back on the left’s suppression of free speech. He points to colleges shutting down conservative thoughts, the Los Angeles Times editorial page not printing letters that refute humans cause climate change.
The “contemporary left is the greatest threat to free speech in American history,” Prager said.
Allen said last year he was “stunned and blindsided” when his show was canceled. Fans started a social media campaign to get it renewed and praised Allen’s show as the one TV sitcom “not laced with a left-wing political agenda.”
Allen and the other comedians in this show are brave for taking on this issue that really does need to be discussed and brought into the limelight of the entertainment business now.