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Oct 5, 2020 32 tweets 27 min read
October is #blackhistorymonthuk and to celebrate I'll be writing a completely personal history of 20 of the most influential #BlackWritersAndComedyPerformers in my life. Okay let's get started... 1 DEREK GRIFFITHS
To viewers of a certain age instantly recognisable. A loved – adored – kids’ TV presenter: they often are aren’t they, the perfect adult, kind and funny, shows you interesting things, never tells you off 1/3
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Sep 1, 2020 6 tweets 2 min read
When did the Tories stop loving left-wing comedy?

In the 1980s, when I was writing for Spitting Image, they loved it. Couldn't get enough of it. What did they care? They had the power.

The angrier we got the more they enjoyed it. 1/6 There were no right-wing comics then. Tories wore their lack of sense of humour as a badge of honour.

Sure there were sexists and racists, but back then they were cancelled by market forces. Advertisers preferred non-sexist non-racist comedy. And the BBC followed suit. 2/6