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Make 'em Laugh

Humour is the great leveller - that's something many politicians certainly believe given how often they try to engage with the public by resorting to comedy and wit.

But it's risky as anyone who makes a living from comedy will testify.

In "Make 'Em Laugh", Mandy Baker talks to comedian Marcus Brigstocke about how politicians try to use humour in their speeches.

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