Politics and Comedy Special 4: The MP's Joke Writers

In the final Red Box Politics and Comedy Special Matt Chorley is joined by a Ayesha Hazarika, James McGrory and Daniel Finkelstein to discuss what it's like writing jokes for politicians.

They discuss their best and worst efforts before debating what's required to make famous political names appear funny and the potential problems when it goes wrong.

Also covered, how Nick Clegg can strangle any joke, why Ed Milliband shudders at Hush Puppies and why William Hague might have been better suited to comedy. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy