Tuesday, 28 December 2010
Political Correctness And Comedy
Comedy has to have an edge to it to work. Its always been the same. Jimmy Cricket made a living out of laughing at the Irish (he was Irish by the way so I guess that was okay) John Bishop (Liverpool), Peter Kay (Bolton), Michael McIntyre (Middle Class) all make jokes about where they grew up, and people find them very funny. Ben Elton made a whole career out of the 80's by attacking the Tory government every week!. People like different comedians and different comedy, I for one hate The Mighty Boosh and The League Of Gentleman, I don't find them funny but I accept others do.
Peoples ideas of what is funny and what isn't will always differ, that's life, however take these as a few examples of how stupid the Daily Mail is being. Did all the Cockneys kick off at Del Boy?, Did all the Liverpudlians kick of at Bread? Did all the Asians kick off at Goodness Gracious Me? No of course they didn't. What do people want? Black people only laughing at Black comedians? White people only laughing at white comedians? Asian people only allowed to laugh at Asian comedians? Sound extreme? Not really read the Daily Mail article. They say people complained because 'Ethinic characters were portrayed by white people'. Utter idiots.
Comedy brings people together of all colours, creeds and religions. What I find funny you may not, that's our right in a civilised society. To tarnish as programme as racist, which had the highest figures for a comedy all year and the third highest on the day, is totally wrong. If you don't like it here's an idea, TURN IT OVER!. You don't have to watch it offended of Tunbridge Wells. You can watch something else YOU do find funny. However do no take a cheap shot a programme that you don't like by calling it racist, that is a very low blow and you should be ashamed of yourselves for doing that. You dont find it funny? Thats fine I hate Coronation Street but I dont lable that as racist do I? So why do you feel its okay to label this as racist? Or Frankie Boyles show as well?
I shall be watching it again and laughing my head off, as for the Mighty Boosh and The League Of Gentleman, I'm sure they are very funny but just not for me I'm afraid and I shall be turning them over. Its easy when you think about it isnt it?