Having alighted on a fascinating subject area, he scarcely roams its fruitful avenues. Is he actually in quite good company? Eric Morecambe congratulated Margaret Thatcher on her 1979 win; Ken Dodd was a true blue. Furthermore, didn’t Thatcherism not only shake up politics but indirectly breed a profusion of comics and a fertile confusion of the cultural landscape? Mrs T was (and still is) a satirical target, but she also fostered the entrepreneurial template that has made millionaires of many wags. What of America? And is today’s Right-wing comedy reactionary-minded or revolutionary in spirit, given that it’s often tackling institutional “correctness”?