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The death of American satire

Colbert’s Trump monologue wasn’t offensive, it was lame.

17 April 2017

Dave Chappelle in a humourless age

The revered comic’s Netflix specials have rankled the speech police.

7 April 2017

Brexitphobic comedians are the real populists

Sneering at the ‘enemy within’, stand-ups today are bien pensant demagogues.

22 February 2017

PewDiePie is not an anti-Semite

Why is the media smearing this juvenile YouTuber?

3 January 2017

Why comedians must be free to say ‘faggot’

The calls to slap trigger warnings on Eddie Murphy's old stand-up special are insulting to gay people.

12 October 2016

The unspoken bigotry of the BBC’s diversity quotas

Giving ethnic minorities and women a leg-up is deeply patronising.

23 September 2016

The state’s war on amateur comedians

Gazza isn’t the only one having his collar felt for telling a crap joke.

2 September 2016

David Brent: still chasing fame

Life on the Road is Ricky Gervais’s last stab at the mainstream.

31 August 2016

The underrated genius of Gene Wilder

He was the missing link between Sergeant Bilko and Seinfeld.

31 August 2016

And the award for the safest, lamest comic goes to…

Will Franken reveals the winners of the first-ever Defining the Norm Awards.