AL Murray says his next stand-up show will be about the way artificial intelligence is going to replace humans.
The 55-year-old comedian is taking his know-it-all persona on tour in 2024 and Murray says that a big focus will be on the rise of AI and who is going to be for the chop as technology advances.
He told Politicalite: “AI is going to be the big thing in the next tour. There’s going to be a lot of AI chat, basically who is going to be replaced. I’ll do my crowd work and it’s going to be, ‘You’re for the chop mate.’ I’ll be working my way through who AI is going to spare.“
Murray, who hosted the popular and much-missed ITV1 talk show ‘Al Murray’s Happy Hour’ – is confident his profession as a comic will survive the advancements in technology because AI has no sense of humour, and also the type of jobs that regularly used to feature in vintage adult movies, such as plumbers and delivery drivers.
He added: “In the end we’re going to need flesh and blood comedians.
“My conclusion is essentially that any job like plumber, electrician, pizza delivery boy, all those sort of jobs that are essentially jobs in 1970s porn films will remain safe from AI. That’s the Pub Landlord bar.
“Those are the things that are safe from AI in Pub Landlord logic. Accountants don’t turn up in porn films.”