Jonathan Pie’s Comic ‘Absolute Madness’ Calls Free Speech a ‘Right-Wing’ Ideal | Television and radio | Show biz & TV
Familiar with hundreds of thousands of people online thanks to his viral skits, Jonathan Pie, the fictional comic character played by Tom Walker, is no stranger to sparking a frenzy with unrestricted views on the latest news headlines. Disguising himself as a journalist, Pie gained all of the following thanks to his quick-witted eliminations of those leading the way in Westminster, as well as not being afraid to expose the responsibility and weaknesses of Labor and others who are supposed to provide worthy opposition. But venturing into such territory also left Artist Walker in the sights of the wide awake and quashed crowd.
Still, that hasn’t stopped Walker from announcing his highly anticipated next tour, titled Fake News (The Corona Remix), after months of postponements and uncertainties caused by the pandemic.
Speaking exclusively of the tour, Walker explained what fans can expect and honed his career in today’s volatile environment of cancellation culture.
“I think the age at which we take context and intention into account is, you know, those days are gone,” Walker began.
“But it’s interesting because the premise of the show is that Pie lost his job because of a cancellation if you will, the show talks a lot about the culture of cancellation and how attitudes change.
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“You say something (but) because you haven’t quite caught up with today’s prescribed liberal vision, then you may be harangued for your work.
“And it’s this idea that you see a lot, it’s the people who harass you with a job who are also in the next breath saying that crop cancellation is a myth.”
“While normal, ordinary people who don’t have an extreme view of their bodies can see proof that there is a culture of cancellation and yet they are told that there is not.
“We are told that the culture war is a myth. With me, if you say something like that, then you get into this culture war because you pretend it doesn’t exist, you know.
“So these are all kinds of issues that I’m going to kind of look at, I think, while doing what Pie does best, which is having Tories and Boris Johnson pop.”
But it’s not just the Tories who fall victim to Pie’s eliminations, as he admits that despite “being a left-hander,” he enjoys performing live where he has the opportunity to question and criticize those with whom many think. that he aligns himself politically.
Speaking about the public perception of the Left and Labor, Walker continued: “The opposition lost confidence in the electorate long before the pandemic, so I think what they have to say on issue no. ‘matters more because of the four years they have denied that the British general public voted for Brexit.
“Voting for Brexit is not something I did nor was it something I was interested in, but I respect people for voting the way they did.
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“(I thought) well, we should probably honor that, we should find a way to leave the EU in the most left-wing way possible because there are positives to that, and I think we should explore them. .
“Yet what Labor did was they basically – lots of people in Labor hearts voted for Brexit, I mean lots of them, and yet that was it just not a story we heard We were told Brexit was a left / right issue.
Digging deeper into how categorizing problems in this way can create the hostile environment we see today, Walker continued, “We are told that everything these days is the problem of the left (or) the right.
“If you think cancellation of culture is one thing, then you are on the right, if you believe in free speech then you are on the right,
“Which to me is absolute madness,” Walker concluded.
Pie returns to the stage later this year as Walker kicks off his alter ego’s tour on September 4.
Originally written for spring 2020, the comedian and so many in the entertainment industries have felt the backlash from the pandemic.
When asked why fans should come back and support the arts, Walker replied, “Because it’s been too long, hasn’t it? I mean, the theater industry and the comedy industry are struggling so you can help by buying a ticket.
“We all deserve a good, fun night. Screaming at me how horrible the lockdown was can only be a cathartic experience, ”he joked.
Jonathan Pie’s “Fake News (The Corona Remix)” will tour the UK from September 4 to October 31, 2021. Tickets on jonathanpie.com.