Planet Normal: Comedian Geoff Norcott on why it's okay to mock wokeness
Telegraph, 17 Sep 2020
Telegraph columnists Allison Pearson and Liam Halligan are joined by a man whose raison d'être is to make the country laugh - at a time when many feel like doing anything but. Geoff Norcott, one of the UK's only vocally Right-wing comedians, tells Planet Normal why the BBC's pledge towards diversity of opinion might prove futile, why the "woke" musn't be exempt from comedy and why he would never apologise for a joke.
Also on the podcast: Allison and Liam weigh up whether Victoria Wood's comedy would fall victim to so-called "cancel culture" and the pair find a cunning loophole to make their Christmases Covid-compliant.
Read more from Allison: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/authors/allison-pearson/
Read more from Liam: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/authors/liam-halligan/
"The UK has to defend itself against predatory diplomacy, deal or no deal" - Ambrose Evans-Pritchard: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2020/09/13/uk-has-defend-against-predatory-diplomacy-deal-no-deal/
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