Exec spills details about the new season of Tim Allen’s ‘Last Man Standing’
Fox Television Group CEO and Chairman, Gary Newman spilling details about the new season of Tim Allen’s “Last Man Standing,” told reporters the comedy series returns with All the character of expressing some conservative views.
LOS ANGELES – In the course of his 30-year career as a comedian, Tim Allen has noticed that as of late, he had to err on the side of caution when it comes to his jokes.
“You don’t know what you’re going to say to offend people,” the 65-year-old actor said during a PaleyFest panel for the “Last Man Standing” in Beverly Hills, California. Thursday.
He continued: “It is like dancing on thin ice. I have been in the comedy world for 30 years as a comic and there is nothing more dangerous now for all the comics I know, what we can and cannot say.”
Allen, who is gearing up for the Season 7 premiere of “Last Man Standing,” went on to say that all comedians are “basically anarchists.”
“I don’t like to hear what I can and cannot say and who tells me what I can’t do that,” he admits, adding that on the “Last Man Standing” series, he brings “a little bit of that” of the writer in the room.
“I appreciate where these guys go because our writers are all over the map, and writing only the things that you do in your life,” he notes.
This is not the first time Allen has opened up about an “anarchist” when it comes to politics.
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly in an interview published on Thursday, Allen was asked detours about his political views, after earlier saying that his conservative values were the reason for public criticism of him as ABC’s decision to cancel “Last Man Standing” in spite of the high ratings.
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“Politically, I’m sort of an anarchist if you like my stand-up. I am responsible for government that actually does what we pay them to do,” Allen said. “I have worked in different jobs and I have a colorful past and I pay a lot of taxes. I wish we got more for our money. Which political party is for a more responsible use of our money — that is all what I meant.”
Despite never officially approve of Donald Trump, many of Allen’s opponents label him as a loyal supporter. However, the star also clarified his more nuanced picture of the politics with regard to the president.
“You know … it is a very loaded question. I’ve met [the Trumpet] to [a] charity event years ago, and that certainly does not fit with the man who tweets. I have met a lot of people in private whose public persona is a little off. My perception is ‘let’s see what he’s done.” Let’s stop with the banging on the pilot door and try to pull the man out of his chair, while he was still flying. You might not like how he is flying the plane, but we let him land,” Allen told the outlet.
“I want him or agree with him? … I don’t know. Someone got this NAFTA thing done. How did that happen? It is like a slight of hand with this guy. There is smoke and smelly food, but here he is just stuck in a pit in the road.”
“Last Man Standing” premieres Sept. 28 on Fox.
Fox News’ Tyler McCarthy contributed to this report.