I've always thought humour is one of the best ways of delving into the meaning of just about anything - and that one mark of a civilised, liberal, society is the degree of free speech accorded to comedians dealing with tricky subjects.
I guess I was schooled by Bill Hicks when he introduces a discussion on abortion during a stand-up comedy set after delivering the pre-amble: 'Let's talk about mass-murder of unborn children and see if we can't get a few belly laughs going...'
Anyway one of my favourite irreverent comedians is Chris Morris (he of Brass Eye and The Day Today fame). I particularly like it when he mocks the richest and most powerful - he's a particuilar fan of making MPs look as ridiculous as most of them really are.
In his latest film - 'Four Lions' - he takes a look at a bungling gang of English Jihadists. It's bound to offend almost everyone.
It opens in the US this week - and comes to these shores later this year. It looks great!