Comedy

Germany’s unfunny attack on the freedom to mock

Don't blame Turkey for Germany's prosecution of a satirist.

9 March 2016

Policing punchlines

A comedian is on trial in Canada for telling a cruel joke. Get angry.

18 February 2016

The war on humour is no laughing matter

When Stephen Fry is holding the line for comic freedom, we’re in real trouble.

26 January 2016

Should anything be ‘beyond a joke’?

The new comedy code of intolerant conformism is no laughing matter.

26 January 2016

Jerry Sadowitz: an anti-establishment hero

In this era of offence-taking, Sadowitz’s vicious comedy is more vital than ever.

6 January 2016

Even idiots like Dieudonné must have free speech

The legal punishments dished out to the French comedian undermine our freedoms.

16 December 2015

Peep Show: sitcom for a rootless generation

The final episode will no doubt leave Mark and Jez right where we found them.

7 October 2015

‘There’s nothing wrong with lads being lads’

Dapper Laughs talks free speech, lad culture and the rape joke that wasn’t.