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Griff Rhys Jones admits he ‘hates’ how PC comedy has become

Griff Rhys Jones admits he ‘hates’ how politically correct comedy has become… but confesses he would like to ‘squeeze’ back into the industry

Griff Rhys Jones has spoken of his hatred towards increasingly politically correct comedy during an appearance on Steph’s Packed Lunch this week.

The Welsh funnyman, 67, who is currently hosting a charity auction for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices, discussed people feeling ‘easily offended’.

He told host Steph McGovern: ‘Well I have to say there is quite a move to put some legalisation in to do something about that and I just hate it! NO, I’m not allowed to say I hate anything am I? [laughs].

Not my cup of tea! Griff Rhys Jones has spoken of his hatred towards increasingly politically correct comedy during an appearance on Steph’s Packed Lunch this week (pictured 2019)

However it appears that the movement hasn’t put Griff off comedy for good, as he admitted he is plotting to ‘squeeze’ back into the industry after his auction.

The entertainer said: ‘There has never been a better time for comedy, there is some fantastic comedy around, I just think this may be my opportunity when I’ve finished my auctioneering to squeeze back in there somewhere if somebody will have me!’

Griff also revealed that just short of seven hours since launching his charity auction campaign, in which he’s auctioning a collection of celebrity memorabilia, he’s already raised £25,000 for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices.  

Appearance: The Welsh funnyman, 67, who is currently hosting a charity auction for East Anglia's Children's Hospices, discussed people feeling 'easily offended' (pictured in 1989 film Wilt)

Appearance: The Welsh funnyman, 67, who is currently hosting a charity auction for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices, discussed people feeling ‘easily offended’ (pictured in 1989 film Wilt)

He told Steph McGovern: 'Well I have to say there is quite a move to put some legalisation in to do something about that and I just hate it! NO, I'm not allowed to say I hate anything am I?' (pictured in 2018)

 He told Steph McGovern: ‘Well I have to say there is quite a move to put some legalisation in to do something about that and I just hate it! NO, I’m not allowed to say I hate anything am I?’ (pictured in 2018)

Griff became a household name in the 1980s with Not The Nine O’Clock News and Alas Smith And Jones.

The celebrated comedian, writer, actor and presenter began his comedy career at Cambridge University, where he was a member of the famous Footlights drama club.

In December last year he received an OBE at a ceremony in Buckingham Palace for his services to charity and entertainment.

He said the investiture ceremony on Thursday was ‘rather an amazing thing’ and that he had enjoyed meeting others who were also receiving honours.

He said: ‘I felt a little bit humbled by the people all around.

‘I know it is an honour as it is called an honour, but it is also an honour to get one.’

At the time he was calling for a greater focus on improving the standard of living in towns and cities outside London.

Steph’s Packed Lunch airs weekdays at 12.30pm on Channel 4 

Wow! Griff also revealed that just short of seven hours since launching his charity auction campaign, in which he's auctioning a collection of celebrity memorabilia, he's already raised £25,000 for East Anglia's Children's Hospices

 Wow! Griff also revealed that just short of seven hours since launching his charity auction campaign, in which he’s auctioning a collection of celebrity memorabilia, he’s already raised £25,000 for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices

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