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Started by xbod72 on Jul 20, 2017 5:11:16 PM
The Mash Report - BBC2's new topical comedy show.

Starting tonight. It has writers from the UK's Onion-like website, The Daily Mash. Please let it be funny.

Tenesmus - 14 May 2020 01:04:36 (#341 of 365)

What does a right wing comedian joke about? Poor people, immigrants and pooves?

xbod72 - 14 May 2020 01:28:27 (#342 of 365)

Well, that has been the longstanding thought about right wing comedy: it can only punch down. And people, especially the denizens of a board like this - including me, feel that's not on.

Verdigris - 14 May 2020 08:17:21 (#343 of 365)

What does a right wing comedian joke about? Poor people, immigrants and pooves?

To be fair to Norcott, I can't recall him sinking to that level of "humour".

Arjuna - 14 May 2020 08:38:47 (#344 of 365)

he just jokes about left wing comedians

Vendor - 14 May 2020 08:43:27 (#345 of 365)

I wouldn't know. Nish gets as far as 'Geoff...' and that's my cue to switch off/over.

GyratingTrampoline - 14 May 2020 09:27:44 (#346 of 365)

His last bit was having a pop at Biden for being an old establishment white male with sexual harassment allegations

Ginmonkey - 14 May 2020 09:36:42 (#347 of 365)

I thought he was pretty spot on there. The Democrats are never going to beat Trump if they keep coming up with tired, lame candidates.

I don't share a lot of his politics but he is quite thoughtful and interesting. It is never good to seal yourself into an echo chamber.

hailesaladdie - 14 May 2020 10:28:28 (#348 of 365)

Simon Evans often gets labelled as a right wing comedian, and his material is pretty good - the "Goes to Market" series on R4 was excellent listening. He later did a piece on what it was to be considered a right wing comedian.

Norcott suffers from just being a weak observationalist.

Ginmonkey - 14 May 2020 10:29:52 (#349 of 365)

I like Simon Evans a lot. He can be a bit provocative but that's ok - since when did we watch comedy just to agree with it?

Verdigris - 14 May 2020 11:45:37 (#350 of 365)

Yep. Evans is ace.

Milton Jones is RW and a bit Christian. He is wise to stick to the punnage.

xbod72 - 14 May 2020 12:31:22 (#351 of 365)

I really like Milton Jones' stand-up. There's a few albums on my Google Play music streaming service so they may be on Spotify as well.

Arjuna - 14 May 2020 12:39:21 (#352 of 365)

Simon Evans really isn't that right wing

Verdigris - 14 May 2020 12:41:45 (#353 of 365)

Simon Evans really isn't that right wing

More of an LD that understands economics.

carterbrandon - 14 May 2020 12:45:17 (#354 of 365)

He can't understand it all that much; too sympathetic to Brexit.

Arjuna - 14 May 2020 12:45:38 (#355 of 365)

Whenever an article is written about the dearth of “Right-wing comedians” on television or radio, my name tends to crop up. It’s easy to see why: for my stage act, I speak in an enhanced, BBC Received Pronunciation, and inhabit the persona of a man slightly out of touch with the modern world (that part isn’t entirely an act). Though I appreciate that in the metropolitan, Left-leaning mainstream comedy landscape, I don’t quite conform. So it’s reassuring to learn that one isn’t entirely isolated, at least among audiences

guigal - 14 May 2020 12:46:07 (#356 of 365)

Thank God for Nish and the team. It's not 'a new comedy show'. It's been going on for years, though.

Verdigris - 14 May 2020 12:47:10 (#357 of 365)

too sympathetic to Brexit

Is he? Can't say I got that impression but it has been a long time since the last Goes to Market series.

AlanII - 14 May 2020 12:48:03 (#358 of 365)

Perhaps he's getting more right wing with age.

Ginmonkey - 14 May 2020 13:16:22 (#359 of 365)

I think he is less sympathetic than more of the view that it isn't the worst thing since the bubonic plague.

AlanII - 14 May 2020 13:26:18 (#360 of 365)

Which, of course, it isn't.

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