I wouldn't black up or make transvestite jokes today, says Little Britain star

Lucas performs a sketch from Little Britain

Comedian Matt Lucas has said he would not make jokes about transvestites and would avoid playing black characters if he re-made Little Britain.

Lucas has told The Big Issue that he would not make a show like Little Britain, which ran more than a decade ago, in 2017, saying he believed society had "moved on".

"If I could go back and do Little Britain again, I wouldn't make those jokes about transvestites," Lucas told the magazine.

"I wouldn't play black characters.

"Basically, I wouldn't make that show now. It would upset people.

"We made a more cruel kind of comedy than I'd do now.

"Society has moved on a lot since then and my own views have evolved."

Lucas, who starred with David Walliams in Little Britain, added: "Now I think it's lazy for white people to get a laugh just by playing black characters."

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