Published on Wednesday, 21 January 2015 14:55
To begin 2015 we welcome back Antony Rotunno for a relaxed and engaging discussion on the subject of "Truth Comedy". Why is comedy so powerful? Why is it able to open our minds to uncomfortable truths, both in the world around us and within our own minds? And what are its dangers? These and many other issues are explored as we discuss a wide variety of comedy and comedians, each aimed (in their various ways) at uncovering truth through the art of comedy.
Our discussion includes: the BBC comedy series Yes Minister, the 1970s movie Being There, Stanley Kubrick's Dr. Strangelove, Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11, Bill Hicks, George Carlin, Andy Kaufman, Spike Milligan, and much, much more...
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[Yes Minister, Being There, Peter Sellers, David Cameron, George W Bush, George H W Bush, Barack Obama, Barry Soetoro, Eric Satie, René Magritte, Bill Hicks, George Carlin, Waco, Bill Clinton, JFK, Iraq War, Frank Skinner, Harold Pinter, Louis CK, Russell Brand, QI, Spike Milligan, Andy Kaufman, Mock the Week, Have I Got News for You, Dan Snow, Ian Hislop, Private Eye, Mutually Assured Destruction, Dr Strangelove, Stanley Kubrick, Doomsday Machine, Herman Kahn, Operation Paperclip, fluoride, Fahrenheit 9/11, Michael Moore, Blackadder Goes Forth, Graham MacQueen]