Comedy

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.

27 August 2015

Do disabled acts need a helping hand?

Christian Butler reports on the Edinburgh Fringe’s new push for inclusivity.

26 August 2015

‘I’d be embarrassed to call myself PC’

Sarah Franken talks ISIS, censorship and the perils of being pigeon-holed.