BBC drops comedian after Green complains

The Independent’s Pandora reports that the BBC agreed to drop Australain comic Jim Jeffries from its upcoming Heaven and Earth show.

Jeffries is currently appearing at the Edinburgh Fringe with an act entitled The Second Coming, which claims to be “his most morally bankrupt show to date”. He was meant to take part in a debate with Stephen “Dog Shit” Green on the subject of blasphemy on the BBC’s Sunday morning religious affairs show. But Green refused to engage with such a “sick repellent man”.

Freedom of speech doesn’t go so far as being blasphemous. This is a matter of God being gratuitously insulted. God is Almighty and beyond insult,

said the bigoted bibliolater, typically oblivious to the self-contradiction.

Jeffries expressed his disappointment:

It’s stupid because I was looking forward to dropping the knob gags and having a serious debate about blasphemy. He could easily have beaten a hungover bloke on a Sunday morning.

13 Responses to “BBC drops comedian after Green complains”

  1. Andy A says:

    It does look as if he was dropped because Green ‘refused to engage’ with him, though, which is better than their dropping just because of Jeffries. So Dog Shit is left with the moral low ground.

  2. Adam Bowman says:

    Jim Jeffries is about as sick and repellant as they come. I cannot recommend his show highly enough.

  3. Andrew Nixon says:

    It is a little worrying that the BBC seem to allow Stephen Green to chose who he debates with. Did he really think he’d be invited to debate a topic with someone who agreed with him?

  4. Bloggerheads says:

    Stephen “Chicken Shit” Green…

    Pandora (10 Aug): A rather unholy row at the Edinburgh Fringe: the Australian comic Jim Jeffries has been dropped from debating in the BBC1 religious affairs show Heaven and Earth this Sunday, following a run-in with the evangelical activists Christian…

  5. Stuart says:

    IF Dog Shit wasn’t up to providing some entertainment they shouldn’t have booked him. Does anyone watch Gloria Honeybun’s dopey little show for any reason except that seeing the sad parade of losers who troop on there would give anyone with a Sunday morning hangover a good laugh! You can always log a complaint on the BBC website – think I will on the basis that the BBC is wasting licence money bringing back dullards like Green time & time again, when Jeffries would at least have provided a few mins of frivolity.

  6. Steve says:


    I have complained: I got the normal reply of him ‘offering’ differing view poitns etc and that his views are welcome blah blah.

    I would believe them too; they haven;t the wit or intelligence to relaise what a knob the bloke is.

  7. Kate says:

    I fear Mr Green will be given a very easy ride should he decide to appear on the new version of “Heaven & Earth”. It was never cutting edge telly but it did at least give people of all beliefs as well as atheists a fair crack of the whip.

    Since it’s revamp they’ve gone for the unashamedly biased Gloria Hunniford who never fails to let her “Christian of the Week” ramble on incoherently before letting the token secularist/humanist/atheist/Muslim/Jew/A N Other have 5 miliseconds air time after which said Christian gets the final word.

  8. “God is Almighty and beyond insult”

    Err no, “God” is a fucking pathetic figment of your extremely limited imagination.

  9. martyn says:

    “God is Almighty and beyond insult”

    If this is the case, what’s dog shit green getting out of his pram for?
    Don’t know why but it reminds me of getting to school once and some wag had daubed “gods a fucker” on the r.e. hut.

  10. Steve says:

    I spoke to Jim at the fringe, and he was rather pleased with all the extra publicity it has given his show. He’s been selling out every night.

  11. GagWatch says:

    Stephen “Chicken Shit” Green…

    The Independent’s Pandora (via) is reporting that Australian comic, Jim Jeffries has been dropped from debating in the BBC1 religious affairs show Heaven and Earth this Sunday, following a run-in with the evangelical activists Christian Voice.


  12. Jonathan says:

    I agree Kate. A few weeks back, Rabbi Jonathan Romaine was featured and he said something about forgiveness and Gloria cut him dead before then agreeing with a Christian chap that forgiveness was a good thing. It should just be called The Christian Programme.

  13. Andy Gilmour says:

    Well, all I can say is well done Ed Byrne with the extremely limited opportunity granted to him by Gloria “In Excelsis Deo” Hunniford. And it was great when the supernaturalist from Manchester [was he the Dean of something or other? :-)] stuck the boot into Green too…but of course, Gloria did her best to divert attention and protect the piss-poor Green’s intellectual inadequacy.

    Really “representative” panel they had discussing “comedy”, wasn’t it? 3 christians (including the Hunnimonster), a Jewish comic, and atheist Ed….hmmm. Mind you, Green made a terrible ‘joke’ about a Scottish bloke on a desert island, so clearly he regards himself as qualified to talk about humour…

    I did me rationalist duty, and phoned-in a comment, only to have the most interesting experience… the call handler made it abundantly clear that she found my remarks (the standard “How can supernaturalists claim the right to preach their evidence-free bigoted dogma but then demand freedom from criticism & ridicule?” sort of thing) highly objectionable…which only encouraged me to go for the “full Dawkins”…hurhurhur.

    These people really, truly, don’t like science.