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How Corbyn Unmasked Comedy | Red Pepper
Juliet Jacques argues that the way comedians treated Jeremy Corbyn demolished their anti-establishment credentials
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'Mainstream comedy came out of the last election very badly. Russell Howard, with a net worth of £5 million, told his audience that Corbyn and Boris Johnson were politically indistinguishable. Have I Got News for You – and the satirical paper Private Eye, edited by regular HIGNFY panellist Ian Hislop – blamed Corbyn for Johnson’s victory without taking responsibility for helping Johnson establish his ‘harmless clown’ persona through repeated appearances on the programme.'

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