Opinion – When you make a Brexit gag at the Fringe, the audience no longer laughs – what has happened to our sense of humour? | The Independent

This is an interesting article from the Independent and the comments are worth a view too. The author reports that since his return after two weeks performing at the Edinburgh Fringe, he’s come to the realisation that you can divide comedy audiences into two groups: there’s the Remoaners and then there’s the Brexiteers.

Source: When you make a Brexit gag at the Fringe, the audience no longer laughs – what has happened to our sense of humour? | The Independent

As one commentator argued, humour about politics isn’t funny because some people have different political views. Humour can be deeply divisive and hurtful for minorities too.

I’m taking a break from blogging about Brexit during the Summer months – the news is stale and beginning to smell. Let’s face it, whether you’re a Remoaner or Brexiteer, there’s not much to laugh about at the moment.

Of course, the article hints that it’s ownly educated liberal elites who understand satire anyway – it’s no wonder that Steve Bannon‘s found a soap box big enough to hold his bulk!

 

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