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Comedy

13 April 2018

The comics who are waging war on comedy

Some turncoat comedians want to ban ‘offensive’ comedy gigs.

28 March 2018

Let’s stand up for the right to be offensive

Shame on those comedians who are siding with the courts against Count Dankula.

14 March 2018

The comic genius of Ken Dodd

He had one ambition in life and he achieved it: to make people laugh.

1 March 2018

Suing stand-ups: the latest free-speech battle

Comedians must be free to make jokes about whatever and whoever they like.

1 February 2018

Comedy should never be a safe space

Geoff Norcott on the PC Mary Whitehouses killing humour.

19 January 2018

The one where millennials don’t have a sense of humour

Applying PC standards to sitcoms is a surefire way to kill comedy.

13 November 2017

Louis CK and the rise of Sexual Stalinism

Like a disgraced commissar, his work is scrubbed from the record.

27 September 2017

Mel Brooks and the philistinism of PC

Think edgy material has no place in comedy? Watch Blazing Saddles.

11 September 2017

Easily offended hecklers are ruining comedy

Even comedians are now being shouted at for being ‘offensive’.