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What is it like to be a lone pro-Brexit comedian?

Comedian Geoff Norcott in front of the Houses of Parliament
Comedian Geoff Norcott in front of the Houses of Parliament Credit: Matt Writtle

It isn’t unheard of for a stand-up comic to vote Conservative; what makes me unusual is that I’m one of the few willing to talk about it on stage.

Before my latest show, I had tentatively dipped my toe in right-wing waters before - but now, in ‘Conswervative’, I’ve taken the arm-bands off and am front-crawling against the tide of the comedy left.

When I set about writing it, I started by trying to work out how someone who should be a red ended up a blue. I grew up on a council estate in south London and my Dad was a trade union man. But while it took until my thirties to fully figure out my place on the political dial, I’ve always been inclined towards the centre-right.

When Maggie Thatcher took away my milk I was disappointed but respected her need to curb spending. At home, I was like a political Billy Elliot, concealing my copy of the Telegraph inside the Socialist Worker.

However, it was...

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