‘I, Daniel Blake’: Comic Dave Johns reflects on stardom and austerity

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    He was the toast of the Cannes Film Festival for his portrayal of Daniel Blake, an unemployed carpenter navigating the benefits system in austerity Britain. Dave Johns took on the title role in Ken Loach’s “I, Daniel Blake”, which won the director his second Palme d’Or. As the film is applauded across Europe, the stand-up comic joins us to talk about policies of “conscious cruelty” in the UK and rubbing shoulders with Woody Allen on the red carpet.

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    The Cannes Festival, until 2003 called the International Film Festival and known in English as the Cannes Film Festival, is an annual film festival held in Cannes, France, which previews new films of all genres, including documentaries, from all around the world.

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