“As an overtly Jewish comedian,” says Ashley Blaker, “I know my audience has an expectation that I’ll cover certain topics in my show: Jeremy Corbyn, Labour, Israel, that dog that does the Nazi salute et al. And I do of course cover them all.”

Ashley is here teaming up with Imran Yusef, who markets his own style of comedy as being for people who like to ‘think and laugh’. “I once heard a joke by Sean Lock that was so good, so clever, that I couldn’t breathe because I was laughing so much,” Imran recalls. “It was such a good gag that I studied it to try and understand what made it so brilliant. Making people laugh is a great way to earn respect, but only if it’s done as a natural consequence of who you are. You can’t just run around telling people jokes like some kind of weirdo!”

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