Wednesday, December 12, 2018

About funny

A comedian intending to perform at a benefit gig at SOAS has been asked to sign a behavioural agreement form that commits him to abjuring “racism, sexism, classism, ageism, ableism, homophobia, biphobia, transphobia, xenophobia, Islamophobia or anti-religion or anti-atheism”. This is [adopts Fotherington-Tomas voice] “to ensure an environment where joy, love and acceptance are reciprocated by all.”

Wouldn’t the only permissible funny thing left be to go on stage and read out that form? 

PS: It sounds as if that’s what he did...


Philip Cartwright said...

Surely reading out the form would be racist, sexist, classist, ageist, ableist, homophobic, biphobic, transphobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic, anti-religion and anti-atheism? And surely blogging wryly about it transgresses all the above categories as well? Full house!

FurryBootsCityBoy said...

Jeezo. As someone once said: "F*ck 'em if they can't take a joke."
That behavioural agreement form is symptomatic of many of
the current TV & Radio shows which I find unfunny.