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first_imgComedians have told how anti-Brexit jokes are harming their careers as audiences outside of London walk out in offence.A number of comedians have described scripting their take on Britain leaving the European Union for Left-wing audiences in London, only to face unamused audiences when they take their acts out to the rest of the country.Marcus Brigstocke, who has been touring the country with a set that includes 20 minutes of material on Brexit, said members of the audience had been walking out “every night” in anger.He said that a number of his fans were unlikely to return to his shows in future, as a result of the jokes.”People have been angry; people have walked out of shows and people have booed. “A lot of the people that I think of as my audience will not be back – they won’t come again – they’re that angry,” he told BBC Radio 4. However a spokeswoman for comedian Stewart Lee, who has 20 minutes of anti-Brexit material at the start of his show, said “his career has only been strengthened by Brexit”. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Marcus BrigstockeCredit:Rex Features Marcus Brigstocke Aaron Brown, editor of the British Comedy Guide, said: “I consume a lot of comedy – mostly TV, also some live – and would say the comedy world’s reaction has been almost exclusively negative. “Many jokes essentially paraphrase as ‘shooting ourselves in the foot’, and the rest rely on lazily branding 52 per cent of the voters as racist. center_img Stewart LeeCredit:Colin Hutton  Stewart Lee “One would have hoped comedians would be able to find comic mileage in their evident disengagement from half of the public, but there instead seems to be little to no such acceptance and analysis of the referendum result, instead merely anger and lashing out at stupid people making the wrong decision, as they see it.”As far as audience reaction goes, it tends to be fairly warm with television studio audiences as most such recordings take place in the resolutely pro-remain London, but in the rest of the country – England and Wales, at very least – one can only begin to imagine how alienated and offended some audiences must feel.” Writing on Facebook, Brigstocke said he did not want to turn his audience off, but said: “For the first time ever on tour I have people walking out every night ‑ not hordes, but some. That’s unsettling. “I have never before dealt with a subject as divisive and upsetting (including passionate criticisms of religion etc). It’s a challenge I would usually enjoy but (perhaps because I’m not doing it well enough) it is proving to be a nightmare.”It seems that for the most part Brexit is not just the hideous social and political turn we have taken as a country but is also comedic poison.”last_img read more