Ok, if I’m brutally honest, this is just a rubbish picture of a singing pig that I drew a few weeks ago, while generating ideas for my new ‘Artists Corner’ feature. But then I realised it was quite a big day politically so, in the absence of any genuinely insightful satire, I’ve crowbarred this in as a slightly clumsy nod to political events elsewhere.
So today is the inauguration of Donald Trump. Apparently it’s quite a big deal but there is a shortage of celebrities willing to endorse his presidency and sing at the event.
Which seems like a shame.
But I’ve found someone who’s suitable.
And like Trump he’s kind of a big deal. And also kind of a pig deal.
Here is a privileged glimpse of the great Porkerotti in rehearsal for his upcoming performance in the Boarber of Seville.
Despite being one of foremost operatic talents of his species, Porkerotti has never forgotten his humble beginnings.
“Fame hasn’t changed me much,” he squeals, “sure my home is less of a pigsty these days and I must admit I’m partial to the odd truffle, but I’m never happier than when I’m playing backgammon with my mates or when I get to watch my beloved West Ham play.”
Like Trump, Porkerotti also hates women, immigrants and basically anyone who is different to him.
Still, he is a singing pig, so you’ve got to love him.
Indeed his latest role has already received positive reviews.
To quote one critic, “that’ll do pig, that’ll do.”