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Comedians who are actually funny and not captured

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WomenShouldStillWinWomensSports · 14/09/2023 10:14

Inspired by another thread as I don't want to derail the important discussion about Glinner's new book.

Which comedians don't include "jokes" about hating TERFs in their routines and aren't captured by trans ideology?

Not necessary, but bonus points if they don't rant about politics/Brexit like a Year 12 who just learned we have a government (I'm not a Brexiteer, I'm just sick of hearing Brexit rants when I signed up to watch comedy, it's not funny).

So far I've got:
Dave Chappelle
Glinner
Richard Ayoade
Mary Bourke (thanks Pink News for the article trashing her entire character because she had the audacity to say she was a woman not a cervix, great recommendation, she's really funny)

If you're a comedian feel free to name yourself here too, we all need more laughs.

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WarriorN · 15/09/2023 11:52

Never heard of London Hughes; she was on woman's hour today and seems to be pals with Dave Chapelle.

Watched a clip online

Possibly....?

inkjet · 15/09/2023 14:05

Re John Finnemore I think Carrie Quinlan is TWAW too.

CurlewKate · 15/09/2023 14:17

Caitlin Moran?

Wetandhorrible · 15/09/2023 14:59

inkjet · 15/09/2023 14:05

Re John Finnemore I think Carrie Quinlan is TWAW too.

Yeah, this and the Simon Kane news doesn't surprise me, but I'd just disappointing: so open minded their brains fell out

Signalbox · 15/09/2023 15:08

CurlewKate · 15/09/2023 14:17

Caitlin Moran?

Is Caitlin Moran a comedian? I thought she was a writer.
And notable for her complete lack of comment on the trans issue.

Signalbox · 15/09/2023 15:09

Signalbox · 15/09/2023 15:08

Is Caitlin Moran a comedian? I thought she was a writer.
And notable for her complete lack of comment on the trans issue.

One suspects she is currently in the "deny reality to be kind“ camp...

"The transgender debate has become bloody and brutal but my approach is to write with humour, compassion and generosity. Until I can find a space and way to do that with this issue, I won’t go there. But when I do, it will be a whole book not just one chapter because it’s such a massive, important issue.”

https://www.thepost.co.nz/a/culture/350040195/why-caitlin-moran-jumped-over-gender-fence#:~:text=Moran%20admits%20that%27s%20deliberate.,I%20won%27t%20go%20there.

The Post

https://www.thepost.co.nz/a/culture/350040195/why-caitlin-moran-jumped-over-gender-fence#:~:text=Moran%20admits%20that%27s%20deliberate.,I%20won%27t%20go%20there.

Screamingabdabz · 15/09/2023 15:14

GrandmaMazur · 14/09/2023 10:36

I’d suggest Geoff Norcott. He might not be everyone’s cup of tea as he’s quite blokey but I’ve really enjoyed listening to his podcast What most people think.

He’s unusual for a UK comedian in that he’s open about having voted Conservative (his book about why he decided to do so is worth a read too - Where did I go right) and was also pro-Brexit. He does talk about politics but seems more rounded in that he’ll take the mickey out of any of them.

He's not especially Terfy but he’s not not either.

Having seen his stand up I’d agree. Not sure he’s a supporter of women though, he said some pretty dismissive stuff that put me off him.

GrandmaMazur · 15/09/2023 15:23

Screamingabdabz · 15/09/2023 15:14

Having seen his stand up I’d agree. Not sure he’s a supporter of women though, he said some pretty dismissive stuff that put me off him.

I haven’t listened to all his stuff but I really enjoyed his book about his upbringing and politics and I got a strong sense from reading that that he does respect women - certainly he talks about his mother and his wife with a lot of admiration.

I think in some ways he’s quite an old school working class gent and he does view men and women as being quite different. But personally I find him intelligent and witty & don’t mind the odd bit of silly banter - while I appreciate that he might not be everyone’s (& possibly more to the point) not every woman’s cup of tea.

CorruptedCauldron · 15/09/2023 18:25

Signalbox · 15/09/2023 15:09

One suspects she is currently in the "deny reality to be kind“ camp...

"The transgender debate has become bloody and brutal but my approach is to write with humour, compassion and generosity. Until I can find a space and way to do that with this issue, I won’t go there. But when I do, it will be a whole book not just one chapter because it’s such a massive, important issue.”

https://www.thepost.co.nz/a/culture/350040195/why-caitlin-moran-jumped-over-gender-fence#:~:text=Moran%20admits%20that%27s%20deliberate.,I%20won%27t%20go%20there.

Her husband, Pete Paphides, recently raised his head above the parapet to bemoan cancel culture, seemingly in solidarity with Roisin Murphy while carefully avoiding mentioning her by name.

Caitlin, a few years ago, suffered a pile-on when she dared to tweet about women being attacked and targeted because they have wombs. This was in the wake of a high-profile and devastating murder case. After the pile-on, Caitlin apologised for daring to forget about the menz, and stated that she’d been feeling particularly ‘womby’ because she was ‘on the blob’ at the time. She knows what a woman is. She’s just scared of the eternally offended, so is keeping her mouth shut until the tide turns.

LondonLass91 · 15/09/2023 18:32

GrandmaMazur · 14/09/2023 10:36

I’d suggest Geoff Norcott. He might not be everyone’s cup of tea as he’s quite blokey but I’ve really enjoyed listening to his podcast What most people think.

He’s unusual for a UK comedian in that he’s open about having voted Conservative (his book about why he decided to do so is worth a read too - Where did I go right) and was also pro-Brexit. He does talk about politics but seems more rounded in that he’ll take the mickey out of any of them.

He's not especially Terfy but he’s not not either.

Yes Geoff Norcott's great, very self deprecating x

MsFogi · 15/09/2023 18:55

I haven't rtft but has Mary Bourke been mentioned? Terfs not smurfs!!!

CurlewKate · 15/09/2023 19:21

@Signalbox Is Caitlin Moran a comedian?
Sorry- no she isn't. I was thinking of people in the broadly entertainment world.

WarriorN · 15/09/2023 21:04

Slightly off piste but there's a rumour on twitter that a comedian (or more) who is known to be sexually abusive is going to be exposed tomorrow? ?

WarriorN · 15/09/2023 21:05

No clue if this is true but there's also a film of Kathryn Deves talking about it in the past

x.com/konstantinkisin/status/1702722894243983524?s=46&t=A2fpFNgDRyXF2d6ye97wEA

WarriorN · 15/09/2023 21:25

Kathryn RYAN sorry!

keffie12 · 15/09/2023 22:01

I love Michael McCintyre

WhereYouLeftIt · 15/09/2023 22:48

Slight aside, Andrew Lawrence posted this earlier today, not one of his comedy skits, just a general denunciation of the attempted cancellation of Richard Ayoade.

https://twitter.com/andrewlawrence/status/1702620679386841091

https://twitter.com/andrewlawrence/status/1702620679386841091

Elainesfakemingemerkin · 15/09/2023 23:21


I know Elaine Miller/Gussie Grips has been mentioned before. But for those slightly new to all this she is also the Merkin Lady who raised her skirt in the Scottish Parliament on 22nd December 2022 just after the GRR Bill had been passed.

She's a fantastic comedian, very knowledgeable on pelvic floor issues and is absolutely bloody kick ass in the clip attached (oh and she didn't expose herself in front of children despite what the caption in the clip below says)

Elaine Miller exposes herself in front of children in Scottish Parliament Holyrood

gussiegripsgussie gripsSNPNicola Sturgeon GRR BillJK RowlingphysiotherapistFellow of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapycomedian

https://youtu.be/AsJyEiQlEkU?si=TkfFBiX0OzSgijbq

PorcelinaV · 16/09/2023 01:36

WarriorN · 15/09/2023 21:04

Slightly off piste but there's a rumour on twitter that a comedian (or more) who is known to be sexually abusive is going to be exposed tomorrow? ?

So, This Is Happening

https://youtu.be/ZGr_PVUHn2I?si=aDN0jJ_6-RdkG0gY

WarriorN · 16/09/2023 07:53

Konstantin mentioned more ...

WarriorN · 16/09/2023 07:56

Ah apparently could be 3.

LetMeGoogleThat · 19/09/2023 14:34
BlackForestCake · 20/09/2023 21:21

Although a lefty himself, Alexei Sayle used to mercilessly take the piss out of what was then referred to as “right-on” politics. All that generation of “alternative” comedians were quite capable of holding themselves up to ridicule. There's a sketch that's a parody of the old Benny Hill show, in which Ben Elton is chasing a scantily clad young woman around a park, except he then makes her put some clothes on and mansplains to her that she shouldn't be objectifying herself for men.

AtlasOfBirds · 21/09/2023 22:56

RomeoandJomeo · 15/09/2023 11:38

Also agreeing re John Finnemore. The lockdown series of Souvenir Programme (which I thought was brilliant) included a trans character in what felt like an uncritical 'the new gay rights' kind if way. (And Simon Kane, one of the stars of JFSP is very much TWAW)

Days late to this, but who’s the trans character in that JF series? There’s two gay couples including one who do a drag king (?) act in the 1930s, but I loved the realism of the lesbian WW2 couple and the modern gay couple. Nothing trans that I recall?

Appalonia · 22/09/2023 00:20

Roseanne Barr did a show recently where she gleefully proclaimed that her pronouns were " kiss my ass! "!😂

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