For Jim Carrey, nothing should be off limits when it comes to comedy.
At the Toronto International Film Festival to screen his new Andy Kaufman documentary, Jim & Andy, Carrey discussed the “unwelcome notes” that the late comedian, whom he portrayed in Man on the Moon, touched on.
‘It was completely him saying, ‘No matter what we take seriously, it doesn’t matter,'” the Ace Ventura star said to EW, PEOPLE, and InStyle. “Playing your part matters, but ultimately, everything should be made fun of.”
Carrey recently returned to his stand-up roots as the executive producer of Showtime’s I’m Dying Up Here, and the Golden Globe winner hasn’t shied away from defending controversial comics, including Kathy Griffin when she came under fire for her bloody Donald Tump photo.
“There’s all these avatars that come through and break down doors of expectation and perception,” he said. “There are the people that go out on a limb and go, ‘I have no idea if this is acceptable or not. It doesn’t matter because it’s art.’ It’s certainly more interesting than sitting and eating chips and watching the news. It’s pure expression.”
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