In a video from Theo Von Clips, Von and DeVine sat down and talked about the demise of comedy in the movie industry. DeVine attributed much of its decline to left-wing undertones and Marvel movies.
"Superhero movies kind of ruined comedies, because... you go to the theater and you expect to watch something that costs $200 million to make and comedy movies aren't that," DeVine said talking about customers.
The two detailed that the entertainment industry has been shrinking the amount of comedy produced and suppressing non-woke content. Instead, Hollywood has been spreading left-wing undertones about "global warming" or to "recycle more."
They joked that if Von made a movie about "transportation" (emphasis added) where vehicles change their identity, along with a scene where a "short bus admits that he's a skateboard" and it was pitched to executives, the idea would be taken seriously.
"They wouldn't laugh you out of the room," said DeVine said.
"Whatever happened to just 'We want to make people laugh'?" DeVine asked.
Von added to this, saying, "It doesn't need to attach itself to some hook in the world right now."
They named Superbad and The Hangover as examples of the last portion of comedy movies that made you laugh just because they were funny. The Hangover came out in 2009 and Superbad was released two years prior.
DeVine commented that Netflix has at least tried to roll the dice on some comedy movies. He also pointed out that the company—rather than spreading out the showings of two comedies to earn more—put both out over one weekend.
Netflix has faced backlash for releasing comedic content before.
A recent example was of an attack on Dave Chappelle's Netflix special in 2021, the Closer, which made jokes about transgender people.
Outrage over the special was seen from multiple activist organizations and outlets condemning it for what one organization called, "anti-LGBTQ diatribes."
Lines from the show included, "Gender is a fact" and "Every human being in this room, every human being on earth, had to pass through the legs of a woman."
Join and support independent free thinkers!
We’re independent and can’t be cancelled. The establishment media is increasingly dedicated to divisive cancel culture, corporate wokeism, and political correctness, all while covering up corruption from the corridors of power. The need for fact-based journalism and thoughtful analysis has never been greater. When you support The Post Millennial, you support freedom of the press at a time when it's under direct attack. Join the ranks of independent, free thinkers by supporting us today for as little as $1.
Remind me next month