Satire

An overrated news satire directed by an inexplicably popular director: Network reviewed

Plus: the promenade performance 'Inside Pussy Riot', at the Saatchi Gallery, is not needed here but in Moscow<p>The inexplicable popularity of Ivo Van Hove continues. The director’s latest visit to the fairies involves an updated version of <i>Network</i>, a creaky and over-rated news satire from 1976. Van …

Vladimir Putin

Comments about cancer patients, vets with PTSD were 'in satire'

A Boston man who lashed out against women with breast cancer and veterans with PTSD during a debate on a proposed medical marijuana dispensary in the …

Cancer

Kids Now Casting: Lead Role Available for Parody of ‘Big’

If you make one wish today, make it for this exciting acting opportunity for a last-minute role in a parody video.<p>The search is on for a lead actor …

Movies

London Theater Review: Bryan Cranston in ‘Network’

Cast:<b>Creative</b> Directed by Ivo van Hove; Set and lighting, Jan Versweyveld; video design, Tal Yarden; costume design, An D’Huys; music and sound, Eric …

TV

#FakeHistoryFromCanada Was Trending And The Tweets Are Too Good

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Satire vs satyr

<b>Satire</b> and <b>satyr</b> are two words that are close in spelling in pronunciation and are often confused. We will examine the definitions of the words <i>satire</i> …

Grammar

Competition: Win tickets to see Beauty and the Beast – A Musical Parody at the King’s Head

She’s grotesque. A possessive beast of a woman, to be sure. But look on the bright side, Beau: she’s got a lovely personality.

Walt Disney Company

Australian government proposes jail terms for satire

Juice Media is a company whose "Honest Government Adverts" Youtube series lampoon both the Australian government's decisions and the way it promotes …

Australian Government

Australian Government Wants to Give Satire The Boot

The National Symbols Officer of Australia recently wrote to Juice Media, producers of Rap News and Honest Government Adverts, suggesting that its …

Surveillance

‘You really need to act F.A.S.T.’: This ‘Y.M.C.A.’ parody is a manual on recognising a stroke

Spotting the signs in time can make the difference between recovery and disability.<p>F for face drooping. A for arm weakness. S for speech difficulty. …

Everything About The iPhone X Gets Mocked In This Devastating Parody

<b>What:</b> A parody of Apple’s iPhone X that cuts down to size all hype for this new tech.<p><b>Who:</b> YouTuber Jacksfilms.<p><b>Why we care:</b> Yesterday, Apple unveiled its latest device, the iPhoneX, in typically splashy Apple fashion. Lo and behold, coming soon to a pocket near you, is the glowing rectangle this …

Steve Jobs

'A $1000 emoji machine.' The best new iPhone X parody video so far.

“When you look at your phone it'll shoot thousands of lasers straight into your pores, then it sucks your soul like Dementor. Thank you for your life …

Xeni Jardin

Jon Stewart’s legacy: It’s been 2 years since he left “The Daily Show” but his satire still has bite - Salon.com

In the wake of the Charlottesville debacle, Jon Stewart took the opportunity to remind us all why we miss him so much on “The Daily Show." During a guest appearance at Dave Chappelle’s standup show at New York City’s Radio City Music Hall, Stewart reminded the audience that Donald Trump had a long …

Entertainment

When political satire — whoops! — reinforces ideas it means to skewer

What are the perils when political satire leaves too much open to interpretation?<p>That was running through my mind after Tina Fey’s recent appearance on “Weekend Update: Summer Edition,” which is “Saturday Night Live’s” bid to stay relevant amid a summer hiatus and a news cycle churning faster and …

Comedy

Business owner says anti-transgender sign is ‘satire’

The man who put up the sign said that it was "satire" meant to express how he doesn't want transgender people in the military.

LGBTQ

Anti-transgender sign was ‘satire,’ store owner says

A small business owner in Lockport, Illinois, is defending a controversial sign that makes reference to transgender people outside his store after …

LGBTQ

Satire’s war on stupid: This prank on the Democrats and an ACLU brief reveal our nation’s biggest battle - Salon.com

Satire is cool and it’s smart. From Trevor Noah to John Oliver to Seth Meyers to Stephen Colbert to SNL’s Weekend Update, political satire in the United States is having a moment. Edgy satirists like Lee Camp and Jimmy Dore are informing viewers and covering stories ignored by the mainstream news. …

Liberal View

We Submit This Horror Parody, 'The Republican,' Without Comment

We simply won't take sides on this hilarious and accurate parody.<p>RosaBaby Comedy is a sketch duo made up of Frankie LaPace & Alexandra Nader, both comedy writers born to women named Rosa.<p>Their horror parody “The Republican” is about a girl meeting a seemingly nice guy who slowly reveals himself to …

Humor

Michael Moore Calls for "Army of Satire," Warns Against Trump "Distractions"

The documentarian also praised Melissa McCarthy for leading the way and "taking down the first Trump administration official" with her satire of Sean …

Michael Moore

Trump Jr. followed a parody North Korean news channel, and we are screwed

Many have assumed that, ever since President Donald Trump took office, World War III would start because of Twitter. But at least we could take …

Weird

Five Satirical Books Every Man Should Read

What is satire for? Nothing in satire says it must lampoon the abuse of power. And plenty of fine satire skewers, instead, the foibles of human …

Malcolm Gladwell

If Only! Reason Releases 'Game of Thrones: Libertarian Edition' Parody

Fans of HBO’s adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s series <i>Game of Thrones</i> are filled with excitement over the return of the show this Sunday. In …

Game of Thrones

H(a)ppy by Nicola Barker review – visionary satire of a new information age

Barker is as glorious and gnomic as ever in this vision of a dystopian future which defies narrative and typographic convention<p>For two decades now, Nicola Barker has been writing extravagantly ununusal books. Her subjects have ranged from a 15th-century court jester in <i>Darkmans</i> to the anxieties of …

Books

Enough with “the Colbert Defense”: Why criminals, bigots and jerks cry “satire!” when exposed - Salon.com

“I was just kidding,” is probably one of the most common refrains uttered when someone gets busted. Even President Donald Trump tried to back out of his infamous “pussy grabbing” comment saying it had not been serious speech, but rather just “locker room banter.” The call of “just joking” has a …

Rodrigo Duterte

Celebrity News Satire

"Because every survival kit should include a good sense of humor"<p>Where you can find only the funniest stories about your favorite celebrities all …

Ariana Grande

Broadcasting rules are killing political satire – thank heavens for the internet

Political journalists, especially during elections, should provide balanced news coverage of parties and scrutinise each parties’ political agendas …

Political Satire

Why did Google think the Jaguars' official site is satire?

The Jaguars may be trying to tell us something.<p>For a while, Google news search results had labeled the Jacksonville Jaguars' official site as "satire."<p>The team is a decade removed from its last winning season, so it feels accurate to call the franchise a joke. But what’s worse is that the mistake …

Blake Bortles

LOL, You Can Now Buy “Boolenciaga” – Balenciaga Parody Clothing

By the same people who made VETEMEMES.<p>Last time we checked back with VETEMEMES – the Vetements parody brand – its latest piece was a “Meme …

Demna Gvasalia

Jon Stewart and HBO scrap animated political satire series

Fans hoping to see Jon Stewart on the regular once again will have to wait a little longer: The former <i>Daily Show</i> host’s much anticipated HBO series …

Comedy

The Onion Has Leaked 117 Of The Most Damning Trump Documents

WikiLeaks, take note.<p>Since Donald Trump began to gain prominence in last year’s election cycle, how to cover candidates and vouch for basic facts began to shift rapidly. Cut to Trump’s win and the subsequent cascade of scandals, and whatever existent media rulebook before the most unconventional …

Donald Trump