Posts Tagged ‘comedy

28
Oct
08

On air: Is it funny to be offensive?

The BBC has received more than 1500 complaints after two of it’s top paid radio presenters, Russell Brand and Jonathan Ross, left prank phone messages on the ansaphone of a guest who was meant to be on the show. They called veteran actor Andrew Sachs and claimed that Brand had slept with his granddaughter. The presenters also joked that the actor might kill himself as a result. Both have since apologised.

But is that enough? Did they step over the mark, or is comedy about challenging what is considered acceptable? Continue reading ‘On air: Is it funny to be offensive?’

08
May
08

What’s the best one liner you’ve ever heard?

This Chap¬†from the US state of Indiana with his brilliant take on the handling of the credit crisis got us to thinking what’s the funniest one liner you’ve ever heard…Click and have a listen…..”it’s got more shades of wrong than a brand new bruise”. Put a smile on our faces here at the World Today. Can you do better?

10
Mar
08

Stories for Monday 10 March

Hi there from a rainy and wind swept London.. A number of things have caught our eye today.  Do Americans have the rights to keep out people they consider a threat; do we have a right to happiness; more doom and gloom from Iraq and an old British comedy about France under Nazi occupattion is to be screened on German TV.

Continue reading ‘Stories for Monday 10 March’




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