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Alfie Brown: Sensitive Man review – contrarian comic with a devilish twinkle

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Comedy audiences, we’re told, are too sensitive these days. Not so, says Alfie Brown: they’re righteous, which isn’t the same thing. True sensitivity would be openness to nuance, to the grey areas between the black-an...

‘A complete shock’: the rightwing contrarian leading the California recall race

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Larry Elder is a confounding frontrunner in the Republican race to replace Gavin Newsom as California governor. The outspoken libertarian radio talkshow host entered the recall campaign just days before the filing de...

Contrarian comic Fin Taylor: ‘I don’t believe in anything beyond getting the next laugh’

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In 2019, a performance of Fin Taylor’s #MeToo-themed When Harassy Met Sally prompted outrage in an article for the Independent. “Thinly veiled rape apologism,” it called the show. “What kind of reactionary drivel was ...