ITALIAN dictator Benito Mussolini is to perform on the BBC comedy show Live at the Apollo in an effort to redress left-wing bias.
The renowned public speaker and clown will film a stand-up segment this autumn, alongside other right-wing jokers Augusto Pinochet and General Francisco Franco.
Producer Susan Traherne said: “We’re delighted to be able to welcome ‘Il Duce’ and his unique unique brand of colourful commentary to the BBC.
“For too long the Apollo’s stage has been dominated by comedians who are left-of-centre and alive. Giving Mussolini the chance to perform a tight ten minute set will give us a more inclusive comedy scene where fascism is not only tolerated, but celebrated.”
Mussolini plans to avoid politics and focus on observational material about Fiat drivers, the Pope, why you should never marry your mistress and the difficulty of saying no to Austrians.
The comedian, who was famously cancelled in 1945, said: “If the BBC will insist on giving airtime to a raging communist like Nish Kumar, it’s only fair to balance that with an alternative perspective.”
Tory voter and viewer Joe Turner said: “Why is Dara Ó Briain doing an Italian accent? F**king lefty shite.”