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Political Correctness Is Destroying Comedy, Feels Kevin Bishop

By: Monojit M
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Renowned actor and comedian, Kevin Bishop, feels that excessive employment of political correctness in each and everything, is killing the genre of edgy comedy and therefore, it has become a 'tough climate' for all the comedians.

Bishop, the-36-year-old star in a new classic sitcom named Porridge, said that his work wouldn't come on to the screen before 2017.

Kevin Bishop

"I probably wouldn't get away with half the stuff that I used to do on Channel 4. I wouldn't get away with it now, it just wouldn't get commissioned, probably for good reasons!," he said.

"It's not easy being a comedian nowadays - our material and our subjects are getting slimmer and slimmer. We're finding it hard to take the mickey out of anything now, because of political correctness." He added.

But he also thinks that this isn't all bad, there are some positive things to it, at the end. He believes, British audiences are inclining more towards the traditional, these days.

"I think the reason why Mrs. Brown's Boys is so successful, or Still Open All Hours is because comedians were always pushing the envelope."

"I definitely fall into that bracket myself, my stuff's always been very edgy and very on the nose and quite over the mark in some aspects, because that was what expected of us." He concluded.

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