Steve Richards Stands Up For Politics

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Steve Richards is a leading columnist about politics for the national press. But he has also been developing a new career in stand-up comedy, putting on a one-man show which explores some of the manoeuvring and absurdities of politics without being cynical or distrustful about the motives of politicians.

He says he's trying to do what he calls "pro-politics comedy". This is his audio diary of how it went.

Producer: Martin Rosenbaum.

Newspaper columnist Steve Richards goes on stage with 'pro-politics comedy'.

He says he's trying to do what he calls "pro-politics comedy". But what do the audience think about it - and do they laugh?