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The Comedians Box Set
on 8 January 2010
Made in the days before political correctness. This whole programme would today be reviewed and virtually dismantled with most of the material banned from the airways as many of the jokes would be deemed to be offensive to someone. Yet it reminds us of when people were much more innocent, and they laughed at the silliness of the jokes, not the so-called victims. When you see a black man like Josh White telling daft black jokes, it becomes a leveller. Same for the Irish comedians like Frank Carson. When people are laughing together at the same thing, there is suddenly no room for fear and hatred. The comedians on here may be clowns but they're not fools. Both they and the audience know that the jokes are silly nonsense and exaggerated. My opinion is that it's better to have mutual laughter than hatred and true nasty racism.
I didn't laugh at all of the jokes (but probably about 70% of them), but I bought the set for nostalgia purposes and thoroughly enjoyed it.