|Don't expect these on BBC TV again soon|
And now for something completely unfunny
The BBC head of comedy, Shane Allen, has said that politically correct responses from social media users are destroying comedy. A BBC boss complaining about political correctness makes that old argument between the pot and the kettle seem trifling. And especially this boss. Less than a year ago Allen sneered at Monty Python, saying that if he were to commission a comedy programme now it wouldn’t be “six Oxbridge white blokes”. What, not even if they were really funny, Shane? Or is that not the point any more?
Allen has just launched the British Comedy Foundation. What’s the purpose? To find really funny stuff and show it to people? Nope, to “engage and enable and enrich the underrepresented and underprivileged” in the industry.
Yay. Strap up those ribs.
Anyhow, here are a couple of jokes that probably don't engage and enable and enrich the underrepresented and underprivileged but they made me laugh (and, no, they weren't on the BBC):
I've just found a wallet outside Tesco's with £60 in it and I wasn't sure if I should hand it in or keep it. As I went to walk away with it I thought, "What would Jesus do?" I turned around, walked into Tesco's... and turned it into wine.
My son got a part in his school play today! He is playing a man who has been married 25 years. I told him not to be too upset though, he might get a speaking part next time.