Patrick West

It’s too late to save comedy from ‘cancel culture’

Maureen Lipman (Getty images)

Will comedy become the latest victim of ‘cancel culture’? Dame Maureen Lipman fears as much. 

‘Cancel culture, this cancelling, this punishment, it’s everywhere,’ she told the BBC yesterday. She says that the world of comedy is in danger of being ‘wiped out’ because comedians are scared that audiences will take offence, and that they self-censor their material as a precaution.

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