These days, it seems like everything is about politics, and comedy has been one of the biggest targets. Many comedians are walking on eggshells, but stand-up comedian and “Saturday Night Live” alum Jim Breuer isn’t one of them.
Breuer joined Glenn on the latest episode of “The Glenn Beck Podcast” to talk about why he’d rather be funny than fearful and what inspired his hilarious comedy special, “Somebody Had to Say It,” which has garnered almost 1.5 million views as of this writing.
Breuer made it clear that he does not consider himself to be political. “I’m not. I’m 100% not [political],” he told Glenn, before explaining how people started calling him political when he dared to ask questions about a certain shot that we’re not allowed to mention, let alone question.
“When did medicine become political?” Breuer asked.
\u201cJim Breuer, when did medicine become political?\u201d
— Grumpy Tony – Fringe Minority (@Grumpy Tony – Fringe Minority)
“What kind of price have you paid for being called political?” Glenn asked Breuer.
“To be dead honest with you, once COVID really kicked in, and … once you realize we’re not going to be here, that we’re on borrowed time, and I do have God in my life … you come to terms with reality on a deeper level. And when COVID kicked in, I said, ‘You know what? All bets are off.’ I already knew I wasn’t in control. But now, not only am I not in control from the natural order of life, but now the puppet masters … are in control,” Breuer answered.
“It made me realize I don’t have time to worry about what people think of me. I know where I’m at in life. I know where I’m at spiritually. I know where I’m at with my family,” he added.
“That’s tremendous power,” Glenn said. “But it spooks the hell out of people.”
“But it shouldn’t!” Breuer exclaimed. “I’m excited that other people get this … but they’re stuck. We ain’t got time for stuck. To me, this is the time of, ‘You gotta rise.’ For years and years and years, you allow fear to control your life. Fear of dying. Fear I might get sick … everything’s based out of fear. It’s time for the fearless.”
\u201cOn this week’s Glenn Beck Podcast, comedian @JimBreuer tells me why he doesn’t care if people think his comedy is political: “I don’t have time to worry about what people think of me…It’s time for the fearless.”\u201d
— Glenn Beck (@Glenn Beck)
Breuer also revealed his secret for dealing with tough times, and he’s seen his share. But he also said he’s seen miracles, including the incredible (and hilariously told) story of how he found faith, how God saved his marriage, and why one family friend was convinced his wife belonged to a cult.
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