Stand up and think for yourself

It was the late, great George Carlin who said: “I have as much authority as the Pope, I just don't have as many people who believe it.”

At a time when many of us feel politics is increasingly irrelevant and free speech is increasingly threatened, comedians have an important role to play in our culture. But so do their audiences.

Many of the great comics have forced us to look at the absurd and challenge it… So, with authoritarianism and censorship on the rise, how do comedians and their audiences stand up to it?

Host Ross Ashcroft is joined by stand-up comedians Christian Reilly and Craig Campbell to discuss the health of political comedy and the level of censorship that the media now imposes on it.

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