Pub Landlord ‘fed up with leftie satire’

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TV STAR Al Murray has lamented the quality of current satire and criticised broadcasters for shortening their viewers’ attention spans.

The comic, famous for his Pub Landlord alter-ego, made the remarks while promoting his BBC Radio 5 Live show, which takes “a sideways look at the week’s news”.

Murray, 45, said that he was “fed up with the idea that satire is a natural expression of left-wing views”.

He said his radio show, 7 Day Saturday, was nothing like Have I Got News For You on BBC One or the C4 programme Ten O’Clock Live, adding: “We’re never going to get clubby with MPs, for one thing.”

Murray said: “I don’t know why we struggle to produce decent satire. We’re not short of clever, snarky people.”