Wednesday, Sep 30, 2020
Focus on the big picture

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/

Need help subscribing or reviewing? Read more about podcasts here: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/radio/podcasts/podcast-can-find-best-ones-listen/

Get 30 days’ free access to The Telegraph: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/normal

Telegraph.co.uk and YouTube.com/TelegraphTV are websites of The Telegraph, the UK's best-selling quality daily newspaper providing news and analysis on UK and world events, business, sport, lifestyle and culture.
Related Articles