You probably haven’t heard of John Lloyd – but this self-described Stoic, whose career was derailed by depression, has probably made you laugh more times than anyone else.
There you are: a boy, standing in front of a whole bunch of other boys and girls, asking them to love you. But when times are tough, people need a target and politicians are much too canny to actually go out in front of a crowd, says Keith Farnan.
When Lindy West says that bad rape jokes are the last refuge of the lazy, unfunny comedian, threatening to rape her is not the most convincing way to demolish her argument.
Frankie Boyle passes off his jokes about rape and "retards" as satire, but it is just vile with a smile, says Nicky Clark.
Would a British comedian have been allowed to do this?
Jewishness is in my bones, but I don’t want to make that much of a fuss about my ethnicity.
Previously sceptical of his work, a disability rights campaigner speaks with the comedian about cont
On the "smashing" of grammar schools.
The great gonzo satirist and former writer for <em>National Lampoon</em> and <em>Rolling Stone</em>