A stand-up comedian is finally allowed to joke about his ex-wife during his comedy routine after winning a bitter legal dispute in which she tried to censor him.
After winning his legal battle he is alleged to have said," It's a funny old game, this comedy lark. One mans meat is another mans laughing stock"
His now ex wife's law firm sent his lawyers a letter demanding an undertaking not to disclose any information relating to the divorce. Solicitors on his behalf were forced to invoke the Human Rights Act and the right to freedom of speech before the request was withdrawn.
The relieved comedian said "She seemed to love my sense of humour back then, I don't know what happened. But she should have realised that I would want to use at least some of what was happening as material. My solicitor said 'if you are going to say anything, make sure it's true because otherwise it is slander', so I am just going to say that she is a Christian who shagged another bloke while she was married to me, she must have missed the 'NOT' from the ten commandments and thought it was a 'to do' list."