Bobby Davro slams woke and cancel culture for 'pushing us apart'

The veteran comedian told Nigel Farage about the current state of comedy

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Veteran comedian Bobby Davro told Nigel Farage about how he feels cancel culture is ruining comedy.

Nigel hosted Bobby on Talking Pints to discuss how the comedy world has changed in the modern day.

Bobby said he thought a lot of the shows and material he performed in the 80s and 90s would now be cancelled.

He also pointed out how comedians such as Chubby Brown and Jim Davidson should be able to perform without fear of causing offence.

Bobby Davro
Bobby Davro

He told us: "With the way woke and the cancel culture that's crept in, Black Lives Matter, BLGT [sic] or whatever it's called, in a way it's ridiculous.

"I do respect it but I don't agree that it's bringing us together, I think in a lot of ways it's pushing us apart.

"We should all be laughing with each other not at each other, there's not an ounce of prejudice, racism, homophobia in me at all. I have lots of black friends and lots of gay friends."

Bobby also said some people now seek out material to be offended.

He added: "Everyone's entitled to be offended but you can't take each individual offence otherwise there would be nothing to tell comedy about.

"The cancel culture isn't healthy."

"It used to be that people would find prejudice, now we actually seek it."