The extent of the BBC’s left-wing comedic bias is first exposed today in an audit of its entertainment production.
Research seen by The Mail on Sunday shows that of 364 comedy slots the BBC aired in the past month, only four featured comedians with explicitly conservative or pro-Brexit views.
In contrast, a total of 268 places were filled by comedians with publicly pronounced views, leaning to the left or “awake”, such as Nish Kumar, Adam Hills and Shappi Khorsandi.
Kumar, who appears in The Mini Mash Report, makes right-wing politicians the butt of jokes, on one occasion shouting “F *** you, Boris Johnson!” To the cheers of the audience.
The extent of the BBC’s left-wing comedic bias is first exposed today in an audit of its entertainment production. Pictured: leftist comedian Nish Kumar
The findings come as Tory MPs pressure Boris Johnson to fight the BBC’s “politically correct” agenda.
More than 25 of them, led by backbench MP and ex-minister Sir John Hayes, wrote to the Prime Minister last month urging him to decriminalize license fees in order to “uphold traditions and British values… to stand up against the foolish whiners. and the soulless activists who despise the best of Britain ”.
The Campaign For Common Sense (CCS) audit found that out of 364 slots on BBC 1, BBC 2 and Radio 4 over the past month, a total of 268 slots – 74% – were allocated to 99 comedians with “Wake up” views.
This prompted CCS Director Mark Lehain to write to the new BBC Managing Director Tim Davie asking him to tackle prejudice in BBC comedy.
Mr Lehain said: “The BBC says it wants to improve the diversity of production.
The reality is that our comedy shows are inundated with “wake up” jokes and there is nothing funny about such blatant bias.
Our research reveals that prime-time comedy shows are dominated by comedians who broadly share the same views on politics, Brexit and Britain and simply do not reflect the broad spectrum of viewers’ opinions. that they seek to entertain.
A total of 268 spots on the BBC’s comedy shows were filled last month by comedians with publicly spoken, left-wing or “awakened” opinions, such as Nish Kumar, Adam Hills and Shappi Khorsandi.
“There are tons of talented comics that feature modest, conservative, anti-awakening, pro-Brexit views. The problem is, they just aren’t booked by the BBC.
Mr Davie admitted that the BBC’s goal “must be to ensure that we provide exceptional and unique value to all audiences”.
Comedian Leo Kearse claims he has been snubbed by the BBC for being “one of the minorities society overlooked – a right-wing comedian,” adding: “It has long been obvious to anyone who watches panel shows, UK TV skits or sitcoms say there is a definite prejudice against the Tories – and, let’s face it, working class people.
“This gigantic monolith that we all have to pay for or go to jail oozes out of every pore of a liberal, Oxbridge-educated metropolitan elite program. “
Mr Kearse complains that leftist comedians like Mr Kumar “all come out with the same thing – Boris Johnson and Donald Trump have silly hair and are dumb”.
Adam Hills is one of the BBC comedians who is not afraid to broadcast his leftist views
The report’s authors highlight examples of ‘unawakened’ comedians who they believe should be broadcast more by the BBC, including Scott Capurro, whose anti-wake-up material includes: ‘Are there any radical Muslim fundamentalists tonight? They will always die of attention.
Another is Tania Edwards, who jokes: “I think holding a Brexit referendum was wrong, I am doing it.
“I think it’s like asking your husband if he wants a threesome for his 40th birthday. He was supposed to say no.
The BBC said: “We don’t analyze our comedy by comparing numbers. We think it’s funny, how popular it is, and if it reflects a range of different voices and points of view.
It’s no laughing matter – how Beeb’s gags are just… or just anti-right
Are you a boy or a girl?
BBC Radio 4, November 25th
Comedian Sarah Keyworth described herself as “a gender nonconforming being” at the start of the episode, before continuing with a story of “gay people and the long struggle for acceptance that we still pursue.”
Keyworth said: “It’s what the genre is, it’s a performance, it’s a decoration… your sexual organs are your physical parts, but what we’ve done as human beings is is piling up a host of arbitrary meanings on these parts of the body. ‘
Do i have news for you
BBC One, 27 novembre
Program host Jo Brand introduced newsreader and guest Charlene White as a woman who has interviewed a series of UK executives “except the current one – Carrie Symonds”.
Actress Sarah Keyworth described herself as “a gender nonconforming being” at the start of BBC Radio 4’s show Are You A Boy Or Girl on November 25
Miss White suggested a caption for a photo showing the Prime Minister and Priti Patel talking to a policeman: “You better smile, or I’ll put it on you.
Speaking of the friendship between Health Secretary Matt Hancock and the former owner of The Cock Inn at Little Thurlow, Suffolk, team captain Paul Merton said: “When Matt Hancock is around people say, “Is the c ** k in it?” “. “
Make fun of the week
BBC Two, 26 novembre
Panelist Hugh Dennis, asked to ask a question with number five as an answer, suggested: “How many times yesterday did Priti Patel flush a colleague’s head in the toilet?
When asked about the same, comedian Rhys James said, “Taking into account the rule of six, how many seats are left at the Christmas party in Priti Patel’s office? ”
Host Dara O’Briain said of Boris Johnson: “He announced mass testing just after three separate vaccines arrived. He announced the one thing we don’t need.
BBC Two, 9 novembre
Host Romesh Ranganathan said: “A recent poll found that only 27% of Britons think Boris Johnson is an honest person. Boris lied so many times that if he told me this statistic, I would assume it was *** bulls.
He added: “Yes, he had a crown and he had a baby, but as far as we know, none of these have symptoms that include poor decision-making. “
On November 27, Jo Brand, host of Have I Got News For You, introduced news reader and guest Charlene White as a woman who interviewed a series of UK executives “except the current one – Carrie Symonds”
The Mini Mash Report
BBC 2, November 26th
Presenter Nish Kumar has launched a campaign against Brexit and those who argue against mass immigration.
He cited a 2016 report from the Center for Economic Performance which claimed that immigrants to the EU had no impact on the jobs and wages of UK workers, had no negative effect on local services and paid more than ‘taxes that they did not collect from benefits.
In one part of the show, there was an article about a post-Brexit recipe for spaghetti bolognese that included rat hair due, he said, to the lack of “European food regulations. boring ”.