Politically Incorrect And Out On A Limb?

Paul Jackson begins a two-part look at American Comedy and how it has coped with the aftermath of 9/11.

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Comedians Lewis Black, Will Durst and Jon Lovitz are amongst those exploring the impact of what's been described as, 'perhaps the least funny time in history'.

Has it made them more political, or did they have to be more careful what they railed against? And is comedy now more aware of the world beyond the 'Land of the Free'?

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Paul Jackson concludes his two-part look at American Comedy by exploring the effect of last year's Presidential Elections which left the country more politically divided than ever before.

Why are there not more right wing and conservative comedians, and what now for the likes of Michael Moore and Al Franken now that George W Bush has secured a further term in office?