Channel Four to examine controversial comedy
In August, Channel Four is set to air a seaosn of programmes looking at offensive comedy. Most contentious will likely be a 60 minute program entitled “The World’s Most Offensive Joke” which will include a series of gags about Princess Diana, and “Hitler: The Comedy Years” which will examine Nazi jokes from various people, apparantly including Prince Harry. British Satellite Broadcasting (The precursors to BSkyB) aired a sitcom featuring Hitler called “Heil Honey I’m Home” in 1990, which sparked a storm of complaints, was axed after just one episode, and has never been seen since.
Other programs include a documentary on Roy Chubby Brown, and a look at the furore caused by Monty Python’s Life Of Brian back in 1979. A rare TV outing for said film will also feature.
Of course, the UK’s resident killjoys, Mediawatch UK have to comment on this, and John Beyer (called Meyer in the Chortle article) said that Channel Four was deliberately “producing a compendium of offensiveness”.
How is C4 showing respect by dredging up a few comedians who can tell an offensive joke about Princess Di?
What makes him think that they intend to show respect? How about some offensive jokes about John M/Beyer? If I could afford it, I’d offer a prize to the best offensive joke aobut him in the comments……