Baratunde Thurston Leaves ‘The Onion’; Argues for the Importance of Comedy


“…in an increasingly noisy world of information and digital interactions, comedy can still deliver the truth in a way that captures people’s attention and does so in an essentially human way. As the definition of media grows from ‘news’ and ‘video’ to anything that acts as an interface to our world (duh, medium!), comedy must follow. Given the world we live in, that means the bombardment of marketing messages we experience, all of our online and digital experiences and the physical world.”

- Baratunde Thurston, in a post on his blog that announces his departure from The Onion and discusses the importance of comedy in today’s society.