Festival of filth
Challenging the proposed Incitement to Religious Hatred Bill will be a dominant feature in this year’s Edinburgh Festival fringe, according to The Oberver today.
Stewart Lee, author of Jerry Springer: The Opera, promises a particularly blasphemous routine:
I had wanted to call my show Stewart Lee Likes to Incite Religious Hatred, but I thought it was such a bad, woolly law, that it would not still be around by the summer. [...]
I have tried to write the most indefensibly blasphemous show there could possibly be. A lot of it is a dialogue between me and Jesus about what counts as acceptable forms of expression. It ends with Jesus asking my forgiveness.