Not only is Tim Allen a Republican in Hollywood, he dared have a show in which he played one on television. For 130 episodes, his show “Last Man Standing” commonly expressed conservative views to an audience of almost 9 million per episode.
Despite the show’s wild success, it was canceled in May of 2017 after six seasons, and many quickly began to suspect that politics played a role in the cancellation. Allen simply said that he was “stunned and blindsided by the network I called home for the last six years.”
ABC said that they canceled the show because they were doing away with comedy shows on Friday nights, but they could’ve easily moved it to another day of the week.
Allen was clearly silenced, and he’s not the only man in comedy to get that treatment. In fact, most aren’t so lucky to even have had a major show on cable. Both liberal and conservative comedians have been noticing the stranglehold that political-correctness has been having on comedy, and a new documentary aims to expose that.
According to the New York Post,
Tim Allen has joined the cast of a new movie aimed at disrupting the liberal and PC culture in Hollywood, on college campuses and in comedy.
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.
“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.”
In a promotional video for the documentary, Allen joined a roundtable with Carolla, and fellow comedians Andrew Schulz, Bryan Callen, and Karith Foster.
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