Episode 26 'The Lord Chamberlain's Blue Pencil'

Hello [REDACTED]! Welcome to Episode 26 of A History of Comedy in Several Objects, the best mother[REDACTED] historically focused comedy analysis podcast around! In this episode Elspeth and Olly talk about the Lord Chamberlain’s blue pencil, which would edit the material that variety comedians used, thus making it legal to perform. They couldn’t say words like [REDACTED] or [REDACTED]. Especially not [REDACTED] [REDACTED] into his [REDACTED]. It’s a great episode about the culture, society and the comedy of mid-20th Century Britain, as well as looking at legendary acts like Max Miller and Tommy Trinder and their approaches to censorship.

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