World-famous comedian Ben Elton has claimed that cancel culture is not ‘remotely threatening’ comedy, who continues to say ‘exactly what I want’, he says.
Speaking before last night’s one-off revival of the 1980s Channel 4 show Friday Night Live, Elton, 63, said that although the world had ‘changed’, he continues to speak his mind and hasn’t been cancelled.
In an interview with the BBC, he admitted that it is largely the job of the comedian to ‘circumnavigate’ the changes in clever and interesting ways.
He said: said: ‘There are language rules, there always have been. They change. It is the job of the comedian to circumnavigate that.
Read more: Ben Elton says cancel culture is ‘not remotely threatening’ comedy and he is free to say ‘exactly what I want’ – Yes, of course, because ‘what you want’ is to attack the right people, lick the arse of the right people, and promote the System’s agenda while claiming to be radical. Cancel YOU? Why would they?