Is satire fundamentally left wing or right wing? Does the BBC now have a right wing agenda? Can right wing comedy actually be funny? And was all this really the reason The Mash Report got cancelled? Jo and Adam talk about all of this and more (including their own shocking Political Compass Results!!!) in this all new episode, also featuring a chat with recovering stand-up comic and scholar of comedy, Seb Bloomfield.
In this episode Jo and Adam talk about:
A Modest Proposal (by Jonathan Swift)
Have I Got New For You
Martin Luther King
Roy Chubby Brown
Saturday Night Armistice
The Daily Show
The West Wing
The Mash Report
This Time (with Alan Partridge)
Tim Davis (Director General of the BBC)
Check out Seb’s article ‘BBC Comedy’s Not Left Wing: It’s Audience has Moved to the Right’ in The Conversation.