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The Last Leg. Image shows from L to R: Alex Brooker, Adam Hills, Josh Widdicombe. Copyright: Open Mike Productions.

The Last Leg

Topical comedy show reviewing the topics of the week. Hosted by Adam Hills with the help of Josh Widdicombe and Alex Brooker. Broadcast live

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Billy Bunter

  • Thursday 23rd January 2020, 10:48pm
  • The Sussex Coast, England
  • 1,470 posts

Yes, because those characteristics are exclusive to the "left". :S

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Chris Hallam

  • Friday 24th January 2020, 9:30am
  • Exeter, United Kingdom
  • 540 posts

That is pretty much the definition of 'woke' though.

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Chappers

  • Wednesday 29th January 2020, 8:06am
  • Surreyish., England
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Quote: Chris Hallam @ 24th January 2020, 9:30 AM That is pretty much the definition of 'woke' though.

Knee jerk reactions from people with no real experience of life.

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Chris Hallam

  • Wednesday 29th January 2020, 8:41am
  • Exeter, United Kingdom
  • 540 posts

A bit odd to claim Adam Hills has "no real experience of life."

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Chappers

  • Wednesday 29th January 2020, 3:34pm
  • Surreyish., England
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Quote: Chris Hallam @ 29th January 2020, 8:41 AM A bit odd to claim Adam Hills has "no real experience of life."

I meant the Woke generation.

Off-topic post by chipolata on Wed 29th Jan 2020, 17:33
Quote: Chappers @ 29th January 2020, 3:34 PM I meant the Woke generation.

You're getting obsessed, Chappers! It's woke this and woke that in every post. Are they your new enemy now you've bravely seen off 'unelected ,Brussels beauracrats'.

Off-topic post by Chappers on Wed 29th Jan 2020, 18:48
Quote: chipolata @ 29th January 2020, 5:33 PM You're getting obsessed, Chappers! It's woke this and woke that in every post. Are they your new enemy now you've bravely seen off 'unelected ,Brussels beauracrats'.

:)

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Sitcomfan64

  • Thursday 30th January 2020, 9:02pm
  • England
  • 774 posts

Isn't it true though that by its very nature right wing comedy punches down whereas left wing comedy punches up? I agree that Geoff Norcott is very funny. I vehemently disagree with his politics but it cannot be denied he is a good comic. Won't hear a positive word about Jim Davidson though.

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Aaron

  • Sunday 2nd February 2020, 3:19pm
  • Royal Berkshire, England
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Quote: Sitcomfan64 @ 30th January 2020, 9:02 PM Isn't it true though that by its very nature right wing comedy punches down whereas left wing comedy punches up?

No. Complete bollocks on both counts.

Not that there should be any sacred cows anywhere, of course. It's about how you find the target and the construction of the joke, not the target itself.

There was a really interesting article on the topic somewhere in the last few months. I'll see if I can find it...

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chipolata

  • Wednesday 5th February 2020, 6:43am
  • England
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Quote: Aaron @ 2nd February 2020, 3:19 PM

There was a really interesting article on the topic somewhere in the last few months. I'll see if I can find it...

We're still waiting!

Also, we have a free market economy, so to a large extent the lack of right-wing comedians could be put down to the fact that people don't want to see them. Or at least the people who consume most comedy aren't that interested in them.

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Chappers

  • Wednesday 5th February 2020, 5:20pm
  • Surreyish., England
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Or they're too scared of the intolerant leftie comedians they'd be on stage with.

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Sixty3closure

  • Saturday 8th February 2020, 1:07am
  • W1A, Scotland
  • 134 posts

I think Geoff Norcott has certainly found a niche even if that's not his real politics (I have no idea). I can imagine all the BBC producers desperately looking around for a funny, right wing comedian for balance and finding very few. I did notice he used the same material on the Last Leg as News Quiz although possibly not too much overlap in audiences.

Simon Evan talks about free market economics but not sure what his politics are.

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Tommy Griff

  • Sunday 16th February 2020, 8:49pm
  • Wiltshire, England
  • 413 posts
Quote: Chris Hallam @ 22nd January 2020, 6:24 AM The problem is right wing people tend not to be very funny. If there were,. there would be lots of funny right wingers on the circuit. There aren't: hence why some people are scraping the barrel here by advocating unpleasant has-beens like Jim Davidson be put on more.
Geoff Northcott is a rare exception.

Yawn. Do you not think that the state of political correctness and the woke brigade of TV executives are afraid to give more Geoff Norcotts and the like a chance, compared to yesteryear when there were generally funny right-wing comedians for all types of humour?

Right wingers, as it were, didn't become unfunny overnight.

Left wingers for the many are considered flat, unoriginal and masters of recycling topical jokes. But it ticks the boxes for the lovies.

Quote: Chris Hallam @ 23rd January 2020, 8:40 PM Yes! Bastards! With their social consciences and basic decency. Damn them all!

"social consciences" LOL had you fooled, haven't they.

You know they don't really care about social justice?

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chipolata

  • Monday 17th February 2020, 6:47am
  • England
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Quote: Tommy Griff @ 16th February 2020, 8:49 PM Yawn. Do you not think that the state of political correctness and the woke brigade of TV executives are afraid to give more Geoff Norcotts and the like a chance, compared to yesteryear when there were generally funny right-wing comedians for all types of humour?

Right wingers, as it were, didn't become unfunny overnight.

Could you to list these colossi of right wing comedy of yesteryear?

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Chappers

  • Monday 17th February 2020, 8:08pm
  • Surreyish., England
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In Yesteryear most comedians didn't bother with political comedy in case they alienate half of their potential audience.