Marc Maron, Tracy Morgan, Ray Romano & More Ponder Political Correctness In Comedy, #MeToo & More

The Playlist | 7/15/2018 | Christian Gallichio
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In the lead-up to the Emmy nominations, announced this past week, The Hollywood Reporter ran many of their award-season roundtables on “Close Up with the Hollywood Reporter.” Catching up with all the videos, today we’re looking at the Comedy Actor. Moderator Lacey Rose sat down with Marc Maron (“GLOW”), Tracy Morgan (“The Last O.G.“), Louie Anderson (“Baskets”), Sean Hayes (“Will & Grace”), Ray Romano (“Get Shorty”), and Tony Shalhoub (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”) for a wide-ranging discussion touching on everything from the #MeToo movement to returning to the characters that made them famous.

The conversation, almost immediately, jumps into how the #MeToo movement affects comedy, with Tracy Morgan admitting “There’s no room for [political correctness] in comedy” and wondering aloud if “Richard Pryor and George Carlin would’ve survived” the current moment. Maron, on the other hand, believes that comics “ have to shoulder the burden of what’s coming at you … and you got to say the truth,” noting “the big fear is that overnight your reputation can be dismantled and you wake up to this twitter shitstorm.”

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While discussing their previous work Romano, who has spent the years since “Everybody Loves Raymond” making interesting acting choices including the short-lived “Vinyl,” admits, “I’m not going to do a sitcom again … It doesn’t appeal to me as much, but a single camera comedy I’m not against at all. For now,...
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