Ageing, fat, bald, ex - standups and a token woman
A stand up comedian of whom I had never heard has managed to grab the kind of attention his comedy has never earned him by having a go at the facile, left wing biased so-called comedy output of the BBC (Bolshevik Broadcasting Corporation). All I learned from his rant is that should I ever have the opportunity it is not worth paying good money to see him (far better spending your dosh to see our colleague Janey Godley should she be in your area.
Andrew does have a point however, even if his post was motivated by professional envy rather than frustration with the way 'ageing, balding, fat men,' who have forgotten how to be funny but still manage to make a nice living out of us poor TV licence payers by fronting BBC shows that broadcast scripted left wing propaganda which is passed off as comedy(and I include the likes of Eddie Izzard, Lenny Henry, Ben Elton, Stephen Fry, Alan Davies and Vic Reeves along with the quasi-game-show panelists mentioned by Lawrence.)
Look guys, if you can't be funny, fuck off and open a tea shoppe in Hastings, you smug, precious, self adoring, boring old farts. Comedy isn't partisan when it goes political, the moment you start attacking one side and giving the other an easy ride you are dead.
Yes UKIP are funny, so are The Conservatives, Labour and The Lib Dems (especially the Lib Dems.) They're all fair game. Once you take sides you are lost as far as broad comic appeal goes. Oh you''l always get a laugh out of lefties by saying "UKIP are evil racist bastards", but it isn't really comedy is it, and if you object to people talking about the paedophile loving Labour Party you are not joking, you are campaigning.
I'm not complaining, every time some fat, smug, self righteous twat on a BBC panel show says "UKIP are crap because they appeal to the working class," its a few hundred more votes in the bag for the only hope we have of smashing the corrupt, self serving political establishment.
That fine actor Simon Callow summed up what's wrong with the attitude of the new elitist left, during the debate about gay marriage someone asked him on TV did he object to homophobic remarks in comedy.
His reply was that comedy must not be censored, everything is fair game. He went on to describe himself as a short, fat, balding queer and said all that may be made fun of. It only becomes offensive when people suggest he should be excluded and marginalised for his sexuality.
The left may scream about equality and respecting diversity but until they learn to respect the right of people who disagree with them to express opinions they are never going to win back the working class. Which is a good thing because the bastards hate the working class.
Here is the Facebook rant by Andrew Lawrence that sparked the controversy
Can't help but notice increasingly, a lot 'political' comedians cracking cheap and easy gags about UKIP, to the extent that it's got hack, boring and lazy very quickly.
Particularly too much moronic, liberal back-slapping on panel shows like Mock The Week where aging, balding, fat men, ethnic comedians and women-posing-as-comedians, sit congratulating themselves on how enlightened they are about the fact that UKIP are ridiculous and pathetic.
Yet the Clacton by-election victory and what looks to be a likely victory in the Rochester by-election goes to show that UKIP have their supporters.
Out of touch, smug, superannuated, overpaid TV comics with their cosy lives in their west-London ivory towers taking a supercilious, moralising tone, pandering to the ever-creeping militant political correctness of the BBC with their frankly surreal diversity targets.
The reason UKIP have resonated with voters is because all the other parties are too spineless to tackle the issue of immigration.
Our elected representatives seeded control of the borders of this country to the EU and it's been catastrophic for us all, an unmitigated disaster. Nothing works. Public transport infrastructure is dysfunctional. Hospitals and Schools are dysfunctional. The housing crisis continues to blight our economic potential and destroy the hopes and dreams of a generation. The benefits system is totally out of control. All because there are far,far too many people living here.
For every wonderful, welcome skilled worker our open borders bring into this country, there are also benefit tourists and criminals. For every person that comes here and contributes richly to our culture, there are those that refuse to assimilate, which breeds distrust and has led to a fractured, broken society, where people have lost all sense of community.
Can't say that I'm a UKIP supporter, but I can see why other people are, and I don't disrespect them for it.
What I don't respect is lazy comedians, who market themselves as 'political' but rather than having the courage of their own convictions jump on the militant liberal bandwagon- which has been the source of so much shit stand-up over the years- so that they can get TV work and line their own pockets.
There is a deeply ingrained militant liberal politics at every level of the BBC, despite the fact that it's tax-payer funded and supposed to be neutral. It's a biased organisation and the only sorts of political comedians that are welcome within its corridors are those that reflect it's values.
Essentially when we're watching these 'political' comedians cracking their piss-poor UKIP gags on the BBC, I think we need to be aware they are neither engaged nor passionate about their subject- but money-grubbing charlatans, toadying up to the militant liberals that pay their wages, mirroring their own beliefs back at them in an act of false flattery so that they'll feel smug and validated and keep them on the BBC tax-payer funded gravy-train.
I'm not a political comic, my only ambition for my comedy is to make a room full of people laugh. But there are those that disingenuously market themselves as political comics, not out of any genuine conviction, but in an effort to line their own pockets, and I don't like their hypocrisy.