Not being an Australian, I don't know why Mr. Negus is "one of the greats". Can anyone enlighten me?
I think the worst part of the coarsening of the "humour" shown in infotainment shows these days is that it rubs off onto general society. If Mr. Negus can say this, the impressionable viewer thinks, it must be acceptable humour. So, I can make a similar joke about my goodlooking coworker, and no one has any right to get offended by it. So, wait - why am I suddenly being given a work reprimand, and my coworker isn't speaking to me?