Ed West writes about a right wing stand up comedian who is appearing at the Edinburgh Festival this year. His name is Tom Greeves. Some of you may have read his stuff on Conservative Home. Ed makes a very good point that most comics seem to be from the left. I have never understood this because I have always felt that while the left can be incredibly po-faced at times, right wingers find it much easier to laugh at themselves because they don't take themselves so seriously. I can find left wing humour funny, even if it ias based around insulting people I respect. What I'd love to see is the left's reaction to a right wing stand up routine. I'm going to be in Edinburgh the week after next, so I think I will buy a ticket to see Tom.
UPDATE: Bugger, his show finishes on the 17th. But if you want to catch him, HERE are the details.