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EDITORIAL: Comedians Who Stopped Being Funny Because They Turned Into Liberal Activists

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Katie Jerkovich Entertainment Reporter
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Amy Schumer, Chelsea Handler, Jimmy Kimmel and Sarah Silverman are just a few of the comedians who stopped being funny after they became liberal activists.

Amy Schumer

Schumer basically proved she was the next “it” comedian during her appearance at the 2011 Comedy Central Roast for Charlie Sheen. During the brief bit shared on YouTube in 2014, the young star made fun of people ranging from Mike Tyson, Jeff Ross and William Shatner to Kate Walsh, Steve-O and — of course — Charlie Sheen.

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In recent years, her focus has been on attacking former President Donald Trump, going topless to encourage people to vote for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, backing anti-NRA movements and protesting then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. In 2018, the comedian said white NFL players who don’t kneel during the national anthem are “complicit in racism.”  (RELATED: TRAINWRECK–Tampa Crowd Eats Amy Schumer Alive For Going After Trump [VIDEO])

Kathy Griffin

Kathy Griffin is another person who used to be pretty funny, and we found several of her past comedy stand-up shows that prove that. There’s one from 2009 that we had to share that takes a swipe at Britney Spears, Beyonce, Taylor Swift and Kanye West. It can be seen here.

However, the comedian hasn’t been funny in a long time, especially since pictures surfaced of her online holding up a gruesome “beheaded” photo of Trump in 2017. Since that time, she’s used her spot in the public eye to attack Trump during his entire presidency and his family.

Griffin even used the suicide of designer Kate Spade to take a swipe at Ivanka Trump and joined in with other members of the media in attacking a group of Catholic school boys from Covington High School who were wrongly labeled racists after video of them at a March for Life event went viral. (RELATED: Kathy Griffin On Trump: ‘He Broke Me. He Broke Me. He Broke Me.’)

Chelsea Handler

Chelsea Handler used to be pretty funny, and I have to admit I looked forward to watching her talk show on E! News “Chelsea Lately” in the early to mid-2000’s.  Check out this bit of her in 2007 from an appearance on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.”

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She left the network in 2016 and did a talk show on Netflix called “Chelsea,” but it only lasted a year and ended when she said she was walking away from it because Trump became president. In a statement on Twitter, Handler vowed to become a “more knowledgeable and engaged citizen” because the former president had “galvanized” her.

The 46-year-old comedian appeared to make it her mission to not only slam him but go after former first lady Melania Trump as well, attacking what she said was her inability to “speak English” on several occasions. She also said she wanted to see “more white athletes” taking a knee during the anthem while voicing her support for those athletes that do, like Colin Kaepernick. Not to mention attacking Fox News hosts as racist.

Sarah Silverman

Sarah Silverman used to be hilarious. Check out this example from a stand-up in 2005 “Jesus is Magic.”

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In the last few years, the 50-year-old comedian has been focused on mocking pro-lifers and, again, attacking Trump. In 202o, she joined a host of celebrities who stripped down to nothing to encourage people to go out and vote.

Patton Oswalt

Patton Oswalt actually used to be fun and this stand up posted on YouTube in 2014 proves it.

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The 52-year-old comedian now appears to spend his days on Twitter railing against Trump and those on the right side of the political aisle. He joined with other celebrities in a group called NoRA, an anti-gun movement primarily opposed to the National Rifle Association and also appears to enjoy attacking people who were opposed to pandemic lockdowns in the early days.

Jim Gaffigan

There’s Jim Gaffigan, who I must admit I enjoyed watching when he was on “The Jim Gaffigan Show,” which was pretty funny sitcom based on his real life and being a Catholic. And some of his stand-up specials were can’t-miss. Check out this one from 2012. It’s hilarious.

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But in the last few years, the 54-year-old comedian has turned away from his jokes about his family after deciding to no longer be silent politically. He attacked Trump as a “facist who has no belief in law” and more, taken swipes at former first lady Melania and other members of the Trump family.

Jim Carrey

Remember Jim Carrey? He’s that actor/comedian who used to crack us up in movies like “Liar, Liar,” “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective” and so many more. (RELATED: Jim Carrey’s Latest Artwork Takes Swipe At Trump And The NFL Over National Anthem Policy)

After Trump took office, Carrey decided he was an artist and spent his time making drawings depicting the former president and other members of the past administration and leaders of the Republican Party in a wildly negative light. Some of it can be seen here. He mocks right-leaning issues like pro-life, attacks religion, promotes anti-gun action and encouraged Democrats to go all in for “socialism.” And of course, Carrey also seems to enjoy attacking Trump supporters. (RELATED: Kanye West Defends His Support Of Trump To Jimmy Kimmel)

Lewis Black

Then there’s comedian Lewis Black. I can recall cracking up watching him take jabs at history, politics, religion and pretty much everyone when he would make regular appearances on “The Daily Show” in the late 1990s and early 2000s in a segment called “Back in Black with Lewis Black.” His early stand-ups were pretty great, too.

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The 72-year-old comedian now sounds just like every other liberal star in Hollywood attacking the former president and saying that anyone who voted for him was “going to hell.”

Jimmy Kimmel

And last but certainly not least, a guy who literally hosted a show called “The Man Show” on Comedy Central from 1999-2004, Jimmy Kimmel. To hear him now on his late show on ABC ,”Jimmy Kimmel Live,” you would be hard-pressed to think it’s the same person who used to celebrate boobs, did man-on-the street bits like proving some women didn’t know what the term “women’s suffrage” meant and many other things.

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Now the 53-year-old comedian/talk show host is more interested in pushing ideas like the need to keep Obamacare in place, gun control, attack Trump and the former first and slamming then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, just to name a few.