So I had to sit through half an hour of the worst comedian ever yesterday afternoon. 'The company' paid an extortionate amount per head for a charity Christmas dinner, and on comes this guy worthy of the seventies TV show The Comedians (left). He should have had one of those pink shirts with the frills down the front.
I don't mind 'offensive' comedy, per se, since offence can be good, and comedy is a great vehicle for it. But this guy just had tired old jokes I had heard before, and he kept apologizing for being "politically incorrect", and prefaced every joke with "I'm not being sexist, but..." and "I'm not being racist, but...". Truth is, he wasn't so much offensive as embarrassingly boring. To paraphrase Shirley Valentine, it was a good job we weren't having soup, or I'd have put me head in it and drowned meself.