Summarised by Centrist
Irish comedy writer Graham Linehan, who wrote several hit comedies including Father Ted, has just published his memoir: Tough Crowd: How I made and lost a career in comedy.
Linehan says that speaking out in favour of women’s sport, against trans surgeries for children, and women-only spaces cost him friends and left him blacklisted by the comedy entertainment industry. He’s even had police issue warnings against him for offending transgender activists online.
He details being elbowed out of the industry, slowly at first, by what he describes as “a sort of corporate-trans-activist agreement”.
Linehan says it’s “deranging” that the issue of pervasive trans ideology is being “deliberately” ignored by many of his colleagues in entertainment. He blames liberal journalism for “hoodwinking” their audiences into reducing transgenderism to a culture wars issue.
“It’s a comedian’s responsibility to always tell the truth,” he says.