WHEN I started out in comedy, hitting someone with a fish or pretending to be a camp gay man was the height of hilarity. Now people have stopped finding me funny and the only explanation can be ‘woke’.
I built a career on mocking foreigners and included racist slurs in scripts. I was actually satirising bigots and it just happened to get a massive laugh. I’m not a racist, just a having-your-cake-and-eating-it-ist.
And why don’t people think the parrot sketch is funny anymore? Is it that after 52 years the world has changed and it’s like showing a sketch from the First World War in 1969 and expecting everyone to find it somehow relevant?
No, it’s all down to people being woke. People claim it means being alert to injustice in society but actually it means not finding silly walks funny, the snowflakes.
So I’ve decided not to speak at Cambridge Union this week because someone was blacklisted for doing an impression of Hitler, just like I did in my cutting edge comedy Fawlty Towers 45 years ago.
So yes, I’ve cancelled myself. Oh, does that make me woke? Bugger.