Think Aloud podcast - Comedy: why we need to laugh at politics

Is the UK’s current political uncertainty actually a golden age for political humour? Why do we choose to laugh at politics, and do we need to?

In the eleventh episode of our monthly podcast series, Think Aloud, Harriet Fitch Little asks these questions of guests Tom Jamieson, writer for Private Eye and Dead Ringers, and comedians Tiff Stevenson and Kieran Hodgson. The trio discuss the effect current affairs have had on their comedy, and trying to deliver satire when the political reality is outlandish enough.

Comedy: why we need to laugh at politics by Southbank Centre: Think Aloud

 

I don't think it changes the world but I think it's an important release. It's important to look at these people in a different way, in a satirical way.
Tom Jamieson, writer for Private Eye and Dead Ringers

 

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