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Controversial Comedy

By 3rd of February 20102010, Comedy, Features

Simon Wilson. BBC’s acting controller of comedy recently told the Radio Times that “Comedy ought to be risky – that’s what makes it funny – but in tough times channel controllers want stuff they feel safe with.” With the media in frenzy for every comical line that sits on the edge, does darker material need to be toned down? Comedian Bryan Lacey looks at what is and what isn’t acceptable in today’s comedy.

 Contains strong language.