Why does the Left have all the best jokes?


Britain is not short of comedians, many of whom talk about ethics and politics. But almost all of these comedians are on the Left. James Cary, a comedy writer who is not a Leftie, thinks about why this is and whether it is possible to make jokes from Right without sounding like a jerk.

James Cary is a sitcom writer for BBC TV and radio, including Bluestone 42, which he co-created and wrote with Richard Hurst. He met Richard working on series 1 & 2 of BBC’s Miranda. He also writes for Third Way magazine and his latest book is called Death by Civilisation.

James Cary