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Edinburgh Fringe: Do people still want to laugh at politics?

  • August 15, 2022

Cost of living crisis, government scandals – are they the sort of things people want to laugh at? At Edinburgh Fringe, some shows are steering away from satire – apparently unconvinced it is what audiences want. After the BBC cancelled Mock The Week too, is there still a place for topical comedy and satire?

On the Sky News Daily podcast, our arts entertainment editor Amy Hitchcock is joined by comedians Nish Kumar, Rosie Holt and Sarah Southern, along with our entertainment reporter Jayson Mansaray.

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Article source: https://news.sky.com/story/edinburgh-fringe-do-people-still-want-to-laugh-at-politics-12673330

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