Rightwing comedians not funny enough for BBC shows, says insider

Rightwing comedians not funny enough for BBC shows, says insider
Source says producers have sought Conservative-leaning performers, but most ‘aren’t very good’

The BBC does not book rightwing comedians for its shows because they are not funny enough, according to an individual involved in making some of the corporation’s best-known comedy programmes.

On Monday the Daily Telegraph claimed that the new BBC director general, Tim Davie, was preparing to axe left-leaning comedy shows, such as Radio 4’s The Now Show and Have I Got News For You because they are “unfairly biased against the Tories, Donald Trump and Brexit”, as part of a push to make the corporation’s output appeal to a broader audience.
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