The furore over Jimmy Carr's tax avoidance could spark a much-needed shakedown of standup comedy, Stewart Lee has said.
The comedian also raised the possibility of the situation toppling the coalition government, following David Cameron's scathing public response.
In an interview with Scotsgay magazine, Lee argued that, despite Carr's subsequent apology, the episode demonstrated that comedians and their audiences are not necessarily on the same side, or facing the same day-to-day problems.
Suggested For You
SUBSCRIBE AND FOLLOW
Get top stories and blog posts emailed to me each day. Newsletters may offer personalized content or advertisements.Learn more