British society takes monarchy far more seriously than they did two centuries ago. Far too seriously.
From Alfonso the Wise's bawdy songs of slander to Ronald Reagan's sunny smile, politics and humor have gone hand-in-hand for centuries. But no one seems to be laughing anymore.
If democracy were an animal, which one would it be? This short play, set in an Australian pub, explores this question to contrast ways we understand democracy and our roles within it.
As any political observer could tell you, sometimes you need to laugh to keep from crying. But as another federal election wraps up, Australia's political satire landscape looks a little grim.
When comedian Larry Wilmore called President Obama 'my n-gga' during the White House Correspondents' Association annual dinner, what was he really saying?
Why we should criticise Charlie Hebdo’s latest satirical take on racism.
In shedding the caricature of a conservative pundit, Colbert can have more substantive conversations with his guests, while still employing his unique brand of satire.
Stewart's final message to viewers – "the best defense against bullshit is vigilance. If you smell something, say something" – were true to his unique brand of political satire.