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When comedy goes beyond a joke

Laughter should not be used to justify causing offence, argues Peter Graystone

TO WRITE a column about offensive comedy is risky. I have, of course, devised a scabrously offensive joke for the opening paragraph. It is far too distasteful to publish in the Church Times, however; so I am censoring myself. But the punchline is “Southwark diocesan synod”.

There are many reasons why that joke could be offensive — the reputations of bishops past or future, or a range of issues so broad that Evan­gelicals, liberals, homosexuals, and people of colour all ...

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