At its best, comedy can bridge, unite and heal, rather than divide, bully and perpetuate the very ills that it is uniquely equipped to help us solve.
What might our future look like? Together, these speculative fiction stories offer a First Nations response to this burning question.
Humour is now part of the modern election campaign. Facebook and TikTok have become joke battlegrounds.
Religion has been a laughing matter since the middle ages.
A teacher was fired this month for reading his favourite picture book, I Need a New Butt, to kids. It’s an example of how US conservatives are focusing on school boards as weapons in the culture wars.
Led by a brilliant Blak cast including Nakkiah Lui, Jack Charles and Ursula Yovich, Preppers tackles some big issues while making you laugh out loud.
The winners of Britain’s Funniest Class contest show us that kids can be funny. But how early can they do it on purpose?
The strong disapproval of the South African government’s handling of the pandemic is a warning that crafting persuasive pro-vaccine messages is not enough.
It may seem strange to seek humour in the face of disaster, but our need to do so is ancient.
When people who test positive to COVID-19 become subject to ridicule for their activities, it could make others feel reluctant to get tested, or reveal their movements to contact tracers.
They can seem daunting to write but are wonderful to receive so here are a handful of tips to write your own love poem.
The movie is indeed a silly look at how sharing song and media in popular culture can affect how we relate as individuals and nations but it also carries deeper insights.
Through his work, the Argentinian cartoonist Joaquin Salvador Lavado Tejon, known to all as Quino, engaged in pointed social critique on a range of topics that are even more relevant today.
People looking for a potential partners online highly value a sense of humour but immigrants struggle with local jokes.
Donald Trump’s bizarre interview with journalist Jonathan Swan went viral this week. While some regard the US president as beyond parody, satire may be starting to bite as he slides in the polls.
The Arts Council has included comedy clubs in its recent emergency rescue package but has said stand-up is not an art form.
We all need reassurance and humour in the coronavirus pandemic. A best-of list of both biting satire and silly parody to beat the quarantine blahs.
One thing that makes the current situation unique is that it is not a single event in a specific place and time. Humour is a coping strategy.
Jokes and satire can build resilience but also spread misinformation as people don’t always know what is trustworthy and what is just funny.
Charlie Hebdo’s often biting and dark humour frequently troubles people in France, and many reactions to the attack in France were not in keeping with the values of the publication.