Toby Young

I was censored... by the free speech stand-up night

It was a night set up to champion free speech - but today Comedy Unleashed has been accused of trying to censor comedians who do not agree with its agenda. American stand-up Will Franken, once one of the stalwarts of the club, has criticised its promoters for attempting to influence what he should talk about on stage. However, those behind the club deny censoring the comic, and accused him of making 'fabrications and misrepresentations' following a furious fall-out about the direction of the night.

Chortle, 10th April 2020

Toby Young: Why did I volunteer to do stand-up?

It was on my 'bucket list', but that doesn't mean it was a sensible thing to do.

Toby Young, The Spectator, 20th February 2020