THE world is a scary place, full of tin-pot dictators and wishy-washy politicians. So who better than a comedian called Russell to make sense of it all...thought absolutely no-one.
For an allegedly topical show, The Russell Howard Hour sure had odd targets. Howard’s “Big
Issue” was Trump’s transgender army ban...a news story from July.
Bigger issues – back-tracking climate change scientists, Kim Jong-un’s rockets, Juncker’s power grab
– went unaddressed.
Instead Howard, above, bombarded us with the kind of lame jokes and iffy politics familiar to anyone who suffered The Mash Report. He hates Trump, Boris and Piers, loves soggy student issues...zzz.
Like all TV’s toothless satirists, Howard has never had a word to say about the EU’s corruption and contempt for democracy.
His toe-curling chat with Diane Abbott swerved Labour’s antiSemitism problem. The deluded Lib Dims are off his radar. It isn’t so much comedy as Guardianapproved virtue signalling.