Comedians should be allowed to joke about anything, insists Rowan Atkinson

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Rowan Atkinson thinks comedians should be allowed to make jokes “about absolutely anything”. The 67-year-old star has hit out at cancel culture, warning that comedy will suffer if current trends continue. He explained: “It does seem to me that the job of comedy is to offend, or have the potential to offend, and it cannot be drained of that potential. Every joke has a victim. That’s the definition of a joke. Someone or something or an idea is made to look ridiculous.” The ‘Mr. Bean’ star thinks it’s imperative that comedians don’t worry too much about the consequences of their own jokes. He tol…

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