Tuesday, 22 November 2016

A comedian goes for a job-interview at the BBC...

... and is offered the job.

"But remember," says his boss, "At the BBC there are certain subjects that are taboo, please do not make jokes about religion, the Royal family, disability, race or sexual orientation. It's not just us being politically correct, we always get no end of grief when we broadcast that sort of thing."

"That's a long list," answers the comedian "How am I supposed to remember it?"

"Easy," says his boss "We've got a mnemonic: Oh my god! said the Queen, I do believe that one-armed nigger is a pouff!"

Somebody told me that joke decades ago and it's as true today as it was then.


Lola said...

I have a journalist friend whose ideal headline runs something like:
"Sex change disabled teenage vicar in drugs and sex scandal with one armed midget. Palace sources confirm."

Mark Wadsworth said...

Yes, but this anecdote is more specific to jokes about. If those events happened, newspapers would report it accordingly (except the Guardian).