UK comedians are known for their racy sense of humour. Ricky Gervais has used the word ‘mong,’ my satire guru Bernard Manning has been widely accused of racism, while Roy Chubby Brown is notoriously offensive.
Ireland, however, is very much a right-wing country, as demonstrated by their recent decision to go the way of Adolf Hitler and vote for the eugenicisation of the disabled.
Add to this the Stephen Fry blasphemy kerfuffle, and it’s clear that things are not looking good over there.
To make matters worst, a whole horde of edgy UK comedians have been arrested in a mass frenzy of respectable bourgeois-metropolitan high dudgeon. Read more Not Funny: Frankie Boyle & Co Arrested in Ireland for ‘Offensive’ Jokes (Competition Goes Sour!)