Intriguing post from Matt_C whilst in his Fisking Central mode regarding the return of black face and the too-consistent-to-be-healthy amount of black artists making themselves 'other'.
We caught a bit of Mitchell and Webb the other week, with a sketch that had an 'ironic' use of black-face.
It wasn't, I would have to note, very funny. Even in that post-everything kinda way that a lot of recent humour likes to use. Sorry folks.
But Matt_c has a point about the wider issue of identity shifting: why do actors/comedians resort to unfunny fat suits, baby suits, men as women outfits?
I mean, how often has that actually been funny?