How Britain Can Become A Bigger Comedy Universe Than Hollywood
The UK comedy scene could grow to become the biggest in the world, with Britain’s top talent and an estimated 30,000 comedians on a par with the US, according to a report by comedian Wong.
“Britain is a country of people who want to do comedy, and it’s going to get bigger, and that’s not just because of the UK’s popularity, it’s because of Britain’s diversity,” Wong told The Times.
“If you’ve got a black comedian, you’ve probably got a comedian of colour, you’re probably going to have a white comedian, and then you’ve also got a woman comedian, a woman writer, and a female actor.
That’s just how diverse Britain is.”
Wong has been an outspoken critic of British culture in the past, including the use of the word “covfefe” during the Brexit vote and the BBC’s decision to leave the European Union.
He also criticised the BBC for not broadcasting live comedy and for not running comedy shows in London, and warned that the UK could end up becoming a “mixed comedy culture.”
The comedian, who is married to British comedian Wolli Watsonson, is best known for hosting the BBC3 series Mock The Week, which he created as a parody of BBC1’s Mock The Green.
He has also written a number of books, including a comedy tour, and recently starred in the TV series Bored To Death.
He told the newspaper that the rise of British comedy is driven by a need to connect with the “real world,” but the rise is happening at a “frictionless pace.”
“The comedy industry is booming and I think it’s really exciting for all of us that there’s so many people willing to make it work,” he said.
“But I also think that it’s also hugely important that the industry is able to adapt and be successful.
You can’t just turn it around and do something completely different.”
He continued: “I don’t think it would be fair to say that we’re getting bigger, but we’re certainly getting better.
We’re just at a time where we need to really take stock and get back to the basics.
We have so much to offer in terms of comedy, so I think we’re on the right track.”
Wongs advice has not gone down well with some in the comedy community.
“We have a big problem with people who think they know more than we do, and people who believe they know better than we know,” he told the Times.
“They’ve got no idea that the way that we do things, the way we laugh, the ways we think, and the way our brains work are actually different.
And I think they’re just trying to get a hold of us.”
Wings comedy tour: ‘I’m a bit nervous’As for the BBC, the BBC is trying to create a more diverse comedy industry, with a number comedy shows taking place in the UK, including London and the United States.
The BBC is also looking to expand its comedy lineup in future, with Watson and Wong’s tour scheduled for the summer.