Ayaan talks with Andrew Doyle about the need for comedy in today’s world, how the culture wars affect politics, and the dangers of the social justice movement.

Andrew Doyle is a writer, broadcaster and comedian.  He is the author of the new book Free Speech and Why It Matters published this year by Constable. He has also written two books under his satirical persona Titania McGrath – Woke: A Guide to Social Justice (2019) and My First Little Book of Intersectional Activism (2020). He is soon to be joining the presenting team on GB News, Britain’s newest television news channel.

As a stand-up comedian, Andrew has written and performed seven live shows at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, four of which transferred to the Soho Theatre in London.  He has written numerous plays and musicals for the stage, as well as radio dramas for BBC Radio 4.  He has a doctorate in English Literature from the University of Oxford, where he was also a stipendiary lecturer.

Follow him on Twitter @andrewdoyle_com.

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  1. colleenb Member
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    Very enjoyable interview. I appreciated the delineation between the earlier ‘let’s not say nasty things to each other’ and the current woke stuff. I do think that was the proverbial slippery slope in the sense that it became mandatory. It also divided the correct from the incorrect people. 

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