The Goldbergs has been an incredibly popular sitcom for ABC since 2013. The period comedy takes a nostalgic look at family life in 1980’s America. The show has run for nine seasons and has won the praise of critics and fans alike. Jeff Garlin was a huge part of that show, but all that changed this week.
Jeff Garlin is one of only five main characters who has lasted since the inception of the series. He recently announced that he would be leaving the show after a mutual agreement for his departure was reached. He was accused of using inappropriate language on set, according to a report by Variety.
On November 24th, just days before he announced he was leaving The Goldbergs, Garlin performed to a huge crowd at the Hollywood Improv. He trashed the show and said he despised it throughout his comedy set. Garlin said that comedians face too much political correctness.
The entire theme of the stand-up act was about how much Jeff Garlin disliked working on the show. He also buried the sitcom during his 2019 Netflix special, “Our Man In Chicago.” He said he was almost fired from the show then for the same reason.
Garlin acknowledged that his work on the family-friendly show made him proud. He also said that kind of gig wasn’t for him. He’d rather work on something more akin to “Curb Your Enthusiasm.”
Comedians have been facing backlash for their insensitive comments a lot recently. Dave Chappelle is the most notable. Chappelle fired off transphobic rhetoric in his own recent Netflix special. He has also mostly overcome the backlash.
Comedians like Jeff Garlin and Dave Chappelle say they’re just doing comedy. They think political correctness is ruining their ability to practice their craft. It remains to be seen whether fans will support them over the long term.
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