Writing Apu out of The Simpsons is a simplistic solution to the issue of diversity in media. Instead, we need to support programming created by people of colour.
Satirist Jonathan Biggins on sending up the pollies.
Jonathan Biggins, who has been sending up politicians as part of the Wharf Revue for almost two decades, has some sharp words about social media and a warning on political correctness.
A young black comedian just told the broadcasting community how it really is if you're not part of the media establishment.
Rowan Atkinson was part of a new wave of comedians who pushed racist comedy to the margins. So why is he defending Boris Johnson now?
BlacKkKlansman is more than a good story: it expertly weaves together comedy with serious drama to bring the story of past racism to illuminate our present day issues.
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before, but plastic straws are ruining the ocean.
The undercover comic has been criticised for tricking public figures into saying stupid things – but that doesn't mean they didn't want to say them.
The British comedian's sly docu-comedy format is perfect for helping people understand and navigate the proliferation of fake news.
We may be living in a golden age of satire, but comedy has always struggled to communicate across political divides. Much of today’s satire may be preaching to the choir.
Many thousands of Germans got through internment by performing farces, dressing up as women and clapping along to the can-can.
Racist 'jokes' embed negative stereotypes. Here's why it's not humourless to refuse to join in.
The decision to cancel the series – and remove it from air in Australia – demonstrates there is a clear line that even money can’t cross.
How funny women are turning to ‘femoir’ to promote female empowerment.
Comedy performers suffer more health problems, a new study has found.
When it debuted in 1988, Roseanne was a breath of fresh air against the conservative middle class family sitcoms then on air. Its reboot in 2018 feels just as relevant.
Netflix hit, Black Mirror, follows in the footsteps of other forward-thinking sci-fi storytellers.
What does it mean for free speech if a comedian is successfully sued by her ex-husband over the material in her act?
A philosopher's take on what makes jokes funny.
Humour doesn't often age well. But some comedy can adapt to changing social mores.
In the elementary classroom, improv can nurture a collaborative and creative climate in which even reticent kids want to participate.