S1 EP9: Ben Elton on ‘cancel culture’, his early stand up career, and writing for Blackadder and The Young Ones

The Louis Theroux Podcast - A podcast by Spotify Studios - Tuesdays

Louis meets writer and comedian Ben Elton. They discuss his long and varied comedy career, including standup at the iconic Comedy Store in Soho, as well as writing for Blackadder and The Young Ones. Ben also reveals his thoughts on so-called ‘cancel culture’ and the accusation of being ‘worse than Osama Bin Laden’.  Warning: Contains strong language and sensitive themes.   Links: The Young Ones https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLwc9lbJlIQ    Blackadder https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rW2sBwrRbfo    The Thin Blue Line https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6pSkJ5K74e4    Upstart Crow https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JH_KU_MI0OM    We Will Rock You Musical https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5WsZ1iD5cpM    Stark by Ben Elton https://www.amazon.co.uk/Stark-Satirical-Thriller-Ben-Elton/dp/0552773557   Saturday Night Live https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ptx_H2XWGV8    Four Weddings and a Funeral https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-HeV8Z6iXc    Jim Davidson’s YouTube channel ‘Jim Davidson's Ustreme’ https://www.youtube.com/@jimdavidsonustreme/videos    Gridlock by Ben Elton https://www.amazon.co.uk/Gridlock-Ben-Elton/dp/0552773565    Friday Night Live https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WBTKzxOJkQo&t=197s     Credits:  Producer: Paul Kobrak  Assistant Producer: Maan Al-Yasiri  Production Manager: Francesca Bassett  Music: Miguel D’Oliveira  Show notes compiled by Shaloma Ellis  Executive Producer: Arron Fellows    A Mindhouse Production exclusively for Spotify  www.mindhouse.co.uk    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices