Two British comedians touring British bases in Afghanistan were warned to tone down their language after American officials objected to the amount of profanity in the pair’s routine of blue gags.
Only 700 service men and women turned out for the free show, compared to over a thousand the previous night.
“We were told don’t say this and don’t say that. Unfortunately, we Brits use profanity as punctuation.”
In the event comedian Steve Harris deleted only a few expletives and at least one joke that poked fun at American pilots’ record of “friendly fire” mistakes.
The show was organised by CSE, a branch of BFBS’s parent organisation SSVC.
It organises four tours to Afghanistan each year. They are hugely popular with Brits serving there.
Said one, Staff Sergeant Stuart Kitchen: “The acts were fantastic, the dancers were amazing. A very good night, buy cialis kept us well entertained.”