‘Sneering’ – Stewart Lee / Owen Jones

Stewart Lee

Live: Aug 2013 – Feb 2014

Stewart Lee - Live: Aug 2013 – Feb 2014

“I don’t want to look like I’m sneering at the bloke because then there’ll be another on-line click-bait blog on the Daily Telegraph’s website saying I’m a left-wing snob with contempt for ordinary people.“

“Sure, I know how it goes. I’ll slag off Michael McIntyre and before you can say “trollbait”, some in-house contrarian at the Telegraph will have penned a blog calling me a typical leftie snob sneering at the cultural tastes of the masses. But given that he’s just been handed a BBC chat show, all I’ll say is this – he’s not exactly renowned for pushing at the boundaries, is he? No one’s ever labelled him “risqué McIntyre”, or Michael “Oof, anyone got the telephone number for the burns unit?” McIntyre. Just saying.“