LOS ANGELES – Tim Allen is speaking out again about his role as the openly conservative Mike Baxter in FOX’s new hit sitcom “Last Man Standing” and the comparisons fans make between his character’s political views and Allen’s real-life persona.
The funnyman explained to Fox News that while he shares many traits with Baxter, he is dissimilar to the character he portrays on television.
“When you get into this world — these two guys are not the same guy. You know, Mike Baxter is much more tolerant of other ideas than me on stage. Me, personally — Tim Allen is nobody’s business, and really, who cares what I think,” he told Fox News earlier this month during a PaleyFest interview for “Last Man Standing” in Beverly Hills, Calif.
“Really, in my stand-up it has nothing to do with it. My comedy has been the same since I’ve been doing it for 33 years and it’s about the ultimate political divide — [between] men and women. I’ve been doing that — and that’s all it’s about. And underneath all of that is that you just don’t get the other side, but you love the other side.”
Allen, 65, also said he can’t help but have a vested interest in the ongoing spectacle of politics, Hollywood and comedy. He compared the topics to addiction while pointing out that he personally knows a lot of politicians.
“The difference with now is…