Actor, comedian and “Celebrity Jeopardy” champion Ike Barinholtz is unimpressed with people complaining about “cancelling culture” in his work.
“I think when people in comedy talk about cancel culture, what they’re crazy about is getting called out for their shit,” he said. told The Hollywood Reporter in a new detailed interview published Thursday. “And, by the way, I don’t know of any comedians who are actually canceled. [Dave] Chappelle just won a Grammy, Louis CK just sold Madison Square Garden.
Barinholtz said social media has given a voice to people who have been marginalized.
“Now if you make a joke about them they can get you back and that makes a lot of people angry,” he said.
He told the magazine that there were more “landmines” to watch out for than before when working on equipment.
“Like, there are certain words that have just been deleted from your mental lexicon, which I will remind people has been happening since time immemorial,” he said. “There were things that people in 1950 said, ‘Can you believe we can’t say what we said in 1920?’ And it’s like, ‘Uh, I can totally believe this.'”
Barinholtz appears next month in “White House Plumbers” on HBO and “History of the World: Part II” on Hulu.