With him

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laugh­ing with him.

I once put this to Mitchell. Clearly, I was not the first. “Look,” he said, not both­er­ing to hide his ir­ri­ta­tion, “you can’t help it if peo­ple are idiots. I had a bloke come up to me one day and say, ‘I love that show of yours Alf, es­pe­cially when you have a go at the coons.’ I said, ‘Ac­tu­ally, we’re hav­ing a go at bas­tards like you.’”

But the prob­lem with Mitchell’s, no doubt sin­cere, ri­poste, is that there isn’t much point in hav­ing a go at the bas­tards if the bas­tards sim­ply think you’re hav­ing a go at some­one else. Who­ever com­edy

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