Troll Level – Expert: Italy’s “Benny Hill” Appointed to UNESCO commission by populist government

Populist coalition under fire after Italy’s answer to Benny Hill appointed to Unesco commission

In the world of Italian film, he enjoys a reputation roughly equivalent to that of Benny Hill.

But that did not stop an Italian actor renowned for starring in a series of low-cost, ribald comedies involving scantily-clad women, improbable plots and slap-stick humour, from being appointed to a prestigious Unesco commission this week.