My Politician Is Funnier Than Yours

30 years ago when alternative comedy first developed as a scene, the target of its anger was clear - Margaret Thatcher and the Conservative Party.

Political comedy was all based around Westminster because the decisions made there affected everyone in the UK.

In My Politician Is Funnier Than Yours - comedian Ava Vidal looks at how devolution has changed the way we laugh at our politicians.

As power has moved from Westminster to Belfast, Edinburgh and Cardiff, she explores whether comedy has followed it and whether politicians are viewed in any way differently in each place.

And as Westminster adapts to a new Government, is the content of political comedy here due for a change too? Is there such a thing as national political satire anymore?

Ava talks to established comedians like Jeremy Hardy, one of the few veteran political satirists who has never compromised his left wing ideals, yet has managed to become a national treasure at the same time.

Producer Bill Dare has been behind some of the biggest topical comedy shows on TV and Radio - he has little time for satire these days.

Tommy Sheppard was in London for the start of the alternative comedy scene, he's now behind the thriving Scottish stand up scene; managing clubs and comedians - he says Scotland now has its own place to have a political comedy scene.

Producer: Rachel Hooper.

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30 years ago when alternative comedy first developed as a scene, the target of its anger was clear - Margaret Thatcher and the Conservative Party.

Political comedy was all based around Westminster because the decisions made there affected everyone in the UK.

In My Politician Is Funnier Than Yours - comedian Ava Vidal looks at how devolution has changed the way we laugh at our politicians.

As power has moved from Westminster to Belfast, Edinburgh and Cardiff, she explores whether comedy has followed it and whether politicians are viewed in any way differently in each place.

And as Westminster adapts to a new Government, is the content of political comedy here due for a change too? Is there such a thing as national political satire anymore?

Ava talks to established comedians like Jeremy Hardy, one of the few veteran political satirists who has never compromised his left wing ideals, yet has managed to become a national treasure at the same time.

Producer Bill Dare has been behind some of the biggest topical comedy shows on TV and Radio - he has little time for satire these days.

Tommy Sheppard was in London for the start of the alternative comedy scene, he's now behind the thriving Scottish stand up scene; managing clubs and comedians - he says Scotland now has its own place to have a political comedy scene.

Producer: Rachel Hooper.