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Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Comedy control

In Great Britain, comedy is controlled by the BBC and the city councils. But it's not any better in the USA, where the control is farmed out to Wikipedia admins, Hollywood agencies, and the converged social media companies for thought policing:
Controversial comedian Roy Chubby Brown will not be performing in Swansea next year, after the city's Labour council cancelled a planned appearance because it 'doesn't reflect its values'.

The entertainer, 74, was due to appear in the Welsh city next April to perform at its Grand Theatre.

But Swansea Council has now scrapped the show after deciding it would not work alongside its new 'programming aspirations'.

They've apologised to 52 advance ticket holders, who will be refunded.

Furious fans have slammed the council following the decision, accusing them of dictating what the public can and cannot watch.

Born Royston Vasey, Roy Chubby Brown's acts consist of blue humour, a free speaking style and lack of concern for political correctness.

Though controversial, the comic has a legion of fans and performs at the Grand Theatre regularly. 

In a statement released on social media, Swansea Council said: "We have decided not to go ahead with a provisional booking for Roy 'Chubby' Brown after considering how it would work alongside our new programming aspirations and partnerships. We want all our communities and staff to feel welcome and we felt this booking was unlikely to reflect our values and commitments to them.

"After fully considering the booking, we are refunding 52 advance sale ticket-holders and we apologise to those who may have been disappointed. We recently decided that a fresh approach is essential if we are to cater for future audience needs. Our aim is to refresh the Grand Theatre programming and offer something new and fresh for all our communities; this will meet Swansea Council's commitment to culture, regeneration and equal opportunity."
It's not an accident that the social justice program of Tolerance, Equality, Progress, Inclusivity, and Diversity can be described as TEPID.

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53 Comments:

Blogger McChuck October 30, 2019 6:19 AM  

All your jokes are belong to us.

Blogger God Emperor Memes October 30, 2019 6:26 AM  

Roy regularly makes jokes about lesbians and Muslims. Frankly, I'm surprised he hasn't been imprisoned.

Blogger JACIII October 30, 2019 6:31 AM  

Purely a coincidence the chairman of the council is big into telecom.

Blogger bodenlose Schweinerei October 30, 2019 6:34 AM  

this will meet Swansea Council's commitment to culture, regeneration and equal opportunity

Only greasy-gobbed shitehawks talk like this, much less think like this. It's their great good fortune that they live in a country where public beheadings aren't a regular event.

At least, not yet.

Blogger dienw October 30, 2019 6:43 AM  

We want all our communities and staff to feel welcome

I don't think they know what the meaning of all is.

Blogger Hieroglyph October 30, 2019 6:50 AM  

I'm still vaguely impressed Milo got banned from an entire country. Australia is retarded. Big Bear would be banned with astonishing alacrity too, but I'd laugh if he tried it.

It's all... a bit Soviet, isn't it?

Blogger Dos Voltz October 30, 2019 7:01 AM  

The Neo Bolsheviks of the Anglosphere, the English-speaking countries, are truly ruining the whole of Western Civ with this garbage. It's a "progressivist typhoid" that is gleefully coughed all over the world, while packaged as the "gift of democracy."

Nothing is new under the sun, except maybe the Neo-Bolshevik turd polish.

Blogger Jack Ward October 30, 2019 7:04 AM  

Should be mildly interesting to see how long it takes and if, the Swansea Grand Theatre closes doors and is out of business. Wonder how that will sit with their 'communities' and 'staff'

Blogger furor kek tonicus ( no need to be racist, Ratchets can Karen better than anybody ) October 30, 2019 7:16 AM  

tax funded. they pretty much can't 'go out of business'.

Blogger Robert Browning October 30, 2019 7:25 AM  

The equality push is anti-God. If God wanted us to be equal then why didn't he make us so? God loves variety that is why he made us all different. Why do they hate God?

Blogger Steve Samson October 30, 2019 7:44 AM  

Not currently.

Blogger CarpeOro October 30, 2019 7:46 AM  

Tolerance and diversity. Unless your old and white.

Tepid. Just spit it out.

Blogger Mr.MantraMan October 30, 2019 8:09 AM  

Comments at the DM the usual conservative boys appealing to crazy psycho mom to stop favoring the bad kids over the conservative good kid who eats his peas and does his homework.

Good lord I hate conservatives.

Blogger dc.sunsets October 30, 2019 8:18 AM  

I read the title of this and figured it was another Brexit-Circus post.

Since the SJW cult is based on continuously moving boundaries and catering to ever-smaller commies (communities-of-the-offended), eventually the threshold of offense will be so low that each auditorium will have but one seat.(*)

Either I'm right (and all this faddish insanity will end at the same time Plenitude(tm)-on-the-MasterCard dies) or all roads lead eventually to the South-Africanization of the entire Western World.

(*) The funniest part of this is that what the end-state to which their insanity leads is balkanization, where gays have their comedy show, muzzies have their, jews have theirs, etc. (everyone except, of course, white people.) Without even grasping it, even THEIR actions lead to Big getting broken into Small, and then into Tiny.

The world's about to fly apart.

Blogger Yarnwinder October 30, 2019 8:23 AM  

Just like Ravelry. Inclusive of everyone except the people they don't like.

Blogger Dortey October 30, 2019 8:25 AM  

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Blogger dc.sunsets October 30, 2019 8:25 AM  

No one is going to go cap the clowns behind this kind of idiocracy because who tells what jokes is deemed trivial.

When Plentiude(tm) ends, should these clowns try to keep doing their shtick, someone will definitely cap them...cap them all. (And realization of this will mean that when trivial times end and Stuff Gets Real(R), the clowns will fade into the shadows.) When SGR, some of us may wax nostalgic for these trivial times, as we stagger under the burdens that accompany heroic times.

Blogger Mr.MantraMan October 30, 2019 8:31 AM  

Any truth to the rumors that the theater is going to be turned into a mosque for a fundamentalist strain of islam?

Blogger Ominous Cowherd October 30, 2019 8:49 AM  

dc.sunsets wrote:No one is going to go cap the clowns behind this kind of idiocracy because who tells what jokes is deemed trivial.

We know it's trivial, because the clowns who make it a central element of their policy tell us it's trivial. We trust the clowns, right?

Blogger Dos Voltz October 30, 2019 8:52 AM  

Nothing is funnier than the star witness against Trump.

Comedy Gold.

This patriot came to our shores as a (((wee lad))) aged just 3, from the Soviet Union. Welcome, refugee!

Now doing the job Americans won't do - undermining our institutions.

Blogger Doktor Jeep October 30, 2019 9:05 AM  

Did the old boomer comedian do anything to stop the encroaching poz over the years or was he self absorbed right up to the impact?

Blogger Johnny October 30, 2019 9:17 AM  

Equality for everybody except the enforcers of equality. Britain needs a revolution even more than we do.

Blogger Fergus October 30, 2019 9:18 AM  

The thought police just don't get it. This means that the majority due to mob rule were correct in history when they banned art as subversive,right? You see the problem with democracy and art? You see the problem with democracy and bigotry being justfied by the mob? That means that the enlightened (woke in SJW jargon) thing to do is eliminate and repress every minority opinion. It's so moronic that they are essentially justifying poll taxes and miscegenation laws.

Blogger Fergus October 30, 2019 9:19 AM  

Lenny Bruce and far later George Carlin would have been brutally repressed under this kind of justIfication. So would Richard Pryor and Margaret Cho.

Blogger Bert Head October 30, 2019 9:27 AM  

"tax funded. they pretty much can't 'go out of business'."

Theatres are not a mandated function of local government in the UK, so the cuts of austerity whittle down optional spending to concentrate on compulsory activities and the expanding employee pension liablities.
This converged theatre could go bust in effect.

Blogger Oswald October 30, 2019 9:28 AM  

The thought police are everywhere.

Vox: I would like to know your position/opinion as to the following topics at some point as I am fairly new to your blog:

Legalization of marijuana;

Conversion Therapy;

taxes on internet sales;

Chronicles of Amber.

Just curious.

Blogger Karen took the Kids October 30, 2019 9:33 AM  

I think they need to remove the "Great" part of Great Britain.

Blogger Gregory the Tall October 30, 2019 9:35 AM  

Does anybody know what this comedian could do under UK law to get "replatformed" or get them to pay damages or whatever?

Let us remember this from 2018:
"Boris Johnson is calling for a new campaign for free speech to fight back against the “professionally offended”.
In his column for The Daily Telegraph, the former foreign secretary argues that the UK “needs a campaign for the right to make jokes and the right, within the law, to be satirical to the point of causing mild offence; because it is when you endlessly shush people up, and stifle debate, that extremism flourishes”.
Earlier this year Johnson was criticised for saying that Muslim women who wear a face veil resemble “bank robbers” and “letter boxes”."

Blogger Bert Head October 30, 2019 9:41 AM  

In the 1950's the local magistrate in English towns would hand out entertainment licenses. George Melly the jazz singer was frequently banned at the local level because he sang Bessie Smith songs which were deemed too rude for the delicate sensibilities of the proles, and he was an early campaigner against such censorship.
I expect Roy's political incorrectness is causing more concern than his appalling language.
This changed censorship brings to mind the Darkstream about freedom of speech.

Blogger Dave October 30, 2019 9:44 AM  

Vox: I would like to know your position/opinion as to the following topics

Bwahahaha

Just curious.

Bwahahaha

Blogger Dortey October 30, 2019 9:47 AM  

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Blogger Dave Dave October 30, 2019 9:57 AM  

Oswald, we can tell that you're new. Shut up and search the blog history.

Blogger Akulkis October 30, 2019 10:44 AM  

"Earlier this year Johnson was criticised for saying that Muslim women who wear a face veil resemble 'bank robbers' and 'letter boxes'."

And he's not wrong.
1. Islamic history is chock full of men who commit pre-meditated violence, and who usd dressing up as a woman as part their plan to avoid suspicion, and even inspection for weapons wn route to their chosen targets. The sect from which the word "assassin" comes (so-called because they also used allot of hashish) committed many many crimes while dressed as women. I'm surprised that no Arab government has made such cross-dressing illegal. The Persians got wise, and majesty punishable by death (hence the gays being thrown off from rooftops).

Icspent a year in Saudi Arabia in 1991-92, and got to see Saudi society close-up, which gives me these first hand observations.
2. The arranged marriages, often for wealth/power considerations, means that fat women and burly women get married much more easily, especially if dad has any significant money or local power. The man often never sees his wife-to-be until 12-24 hours before the already fully planned wedding. And so many girls in those parts don't even make an attempt to keep an attractive appearance.
3. When in full chador, the only parts of a woman which are visible beyond 3 feet or are her hands.
Combine 2 with 3, and ibdeed, you get what looks like a tremendous number of what looj like self-propelled black mail deposit boxes.

As usual, Boris Johnson is spot on.

Blogger Fergus October 30, 2019 10:51 AM  

Re 33, this actually is correct. Look up wealthy muslim predators who lurked around Syrian refugee camps and to disguise themselves would cross-dress to get into the camps. They would either sexually assault the refugee women and young girls, or they would essentially arrange for a hasty temporary marriage for peanuts and then leave them immediately sans their virginity. Try geting remarried in Islam when that happens.

Blogger VD October 30, 2019 11:08 AM  

Vox: I would like to know your position/opinion as to the following topics

I don't care.

Blogger MJ October 30, 2019 11:50 AM  

Hopefully the right wingers will use the same tactics to try to cancel left wing performances. Just call the theater and say the performer will make you feel uncomfortable and excluded.

Blogger Nikolai Collushnikov October 30, 2019 12:04 PM  

36. MJ

Bwahahaha

Blogger Oswald October 30, 2019 12:06 PM  

All points taken.

Blogger DonReynolds October 30, 2019 12:06 PM  

A part of the Pathology of Leftist thinking, and this was borrowed from the Marxists, as if there is a difference, is the "inevitability" of their goal....as if there is only one-side of history and they are on that path. Everyone else is slowly doomed because they are on the wrong side of history. The Bolshevik Marxists of the early Soviet Union had this same blind spot in their thinking. It was only slowly and painfully that they came to the realization that world communism was not the only final conclusion, like the second coming; nor was it inevitable; nor was it going to happen all by itself, with little effort on their part.

The modern version of the Bolsheviks have this same fatal blind spot and so they will be just as surprised and confused when they find the door of history swings both ways. Far from leading the human revolution by popular acclamation, they may quickly find themselves a hunted and despised few, scurrying through the swamp in search of sanctuary, pursued by hounds and really mean rednecks on horseback. They may not understand why they are running or why they are hated so much, but they will know that the time for any discussion or negotiation has passed and all that remains is the life of a fugitive, with no sanctuary to flee to, and no hope of rescue. And still, they will believe it must be someone else's fault and they will not own any of the things done in their name to feed their petty nature in spite and contempt for the very people hard on their trail.

Blogger Oswald October 30, 2019 12:12 PM  

I was always a fan of Benny Hill. I wonder if these bozos on the Swansea Council would cancel him as well. The good old days.

Benny Had had so many funny skits I remember the one where he rubs the old guy's bald head and says hey that feels just like my wife's backside. Then the old guy responds by rubbing his own head and says yeah it does! To funny.

Blogger VD October 30, 2019 12:34 PM  

Benny Had had so many funny skits

This may not be the place for you, Oswald.

Blogger Nate73 October 30, 2019 12:35 PM  

@7: At least the Neo-Bolsheviks haven't started literal purges yet. For now.

Blogger Sterling Pilgrim October 30, 2019 12:40 PM  

“Future Audience” they’re betting on hordes of low IQ pillagers to visit the theater?

Blogger Angela October 30, 2019 12:42 PM  

Redneck here. Can vouch for the horsemen.

Blogger Ominous Cowherd October 30, 2019 12:49 PM  

Oswald wrote:Vox: I would like to know your position/opinion as to the following topics ...

Vox is so often bored, and so desperate for attention, that he is always eager to explain his positions on random topics. I'm sure he is very happy that you have given him yet another opportunity.

Bwahahahahahahahahaha

What a maroon.

Blogger Oswald October 30, 2019 1:02 PM  

45 Is it time for me shut up again?

Blogger Ominous Cowherd October 30, 2019 1:03 PM  

@46, lurk a while. You learn more by listening.

Blogger CarpeOro October 30, 2019 2:14 PM  

Thinking back on one of Owen's streams, what is more insidious is the use of "laugh tracks" to convince people that what they are watching is funny. I was never a fan of Seinfeld's show about nothing - I thought they were obnoxious. Owen showed a clip stripped of the "laugh track" overlay. It was downright creepy.

Blogger Robert What? October 30, 2019 4:03 PM  

"No fun of any kind" ~ Dean Wormer

Blogger Noah B. October 30, 2019 4:45 PM  

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Blogger Dortey October 31, 2019 5:23 AM  

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Blogger Daniel October 31, 2019 6:44 PM  

I agree the anglos are fucking up for everyone

Blogger Daniel October 31, 2019 6:47 PM  

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