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  1. satire
    That Long-Promised Elon Musk Comedy Site Is Finally Live. So How Is It?Remember when Elon Musk teamed up with some Onion writers to launch a new comedy project? Well, it’s here.
  2. satire
    What Did RHONJ’s Teresa Giudice Write in a Letter to Donald Trump?We obtained a (fake) copy of the letter.
  3. too much money
    Steve Coogan and David Mitchell to Star in a Satire About the SuperrichThe Trip’s Michael Winterbottom is directing.
  4. vulture lists
    The 8 Best True-Crime ParodiesAmerican Vandal isn’t the only one!
  5. who is america
    What’s the Point of Pranking Corinne From The Bachelor?A reality star will do almost anything to be on TV. How insightful.
  6. who is america
    Art Gallerist Duped by Sacha Baron Cohen Thinks He Is ‘Absolutely’ an Artist“Art and satire, it hurts. I just wish everybody would quit taking themselves so seriously.”
  7. british comedy
    Meet Brass Eye, the Original Who Is America?A look back at Chris Morris’s prescient British comedy series.
  8. oops
    The Washington Post Mistaking ClickHole for Real News Is a Thing of BeautyBravo.
  9. heartbreak
    I’m Tired of Being Dermot Mulroney’s Onscreen Love InterestTwice I’ve been in serious relationships with men played by Dermot Mulroney. It wasn’t a problem. Until it was.
  10. books
    The Weirdest Lines From Sean Penn’s Wannabe-Gonzo Novel“Tweet me, bitch. I dare you.”
  11. Catching Up with ‘Reductress’ Founders Beth Newell and Sarah PappalardoIt’s been one hell of a news cycle for Reductress. The site dedicated its entire landing page to rape culture back in 2016, partially in […]
  12. Talking True Crime Satire with ‘American Vandal’ Showrunner Dan LaganaFrom Serial to binge-demanding TV series like The Jinx and Making a Murderer, the true crime doc format has become a national phenomenon that […]
  13. ‘PatriotHole’: How the Fake News Makes Fun of Fake NewsDoug Baxter is close to figuring out what the Clinton Foundation is really up to. He’s still connecting the dots, but so far it seems that the […]
  14. trailer mix
    Netflix’s True-Crime Satire Series American Vandal Asks: Who Drew the Dicks?“He’s, like, a known dick drawer.”
  15. originals
    Randy Newman on Trump, Putin, and His New AlbumRandy Newman discusses his new album, singing about the president, and messing up at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
  16. good one podcast
    The Story Behind Dear White People’s Perfect Scandal ParodyDear White People creator Justin Simien talks about loving Shonda Rhimes, writing satire, and his show’s timeliness.
  17. movie review
    Jordan Peele’s Get Out Is Terrifying, Socially Conscious HorrorIt’s a mash-up of Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner? and The Stepford Wives that’s more fun than either and more illuminating, too.
  18. close reads
    RoboCop Is the Most Misunderstood Satire of the Past 30 YearsThe new series APB is the latest project to misunderstand the message of Paul Verhoeven’s film.
  19. The Quiet Death of ‘The Daily Currant’, Patient Zero in the Fake News […] Remember when George Bush accidentally voted for Obama? How about when Rick Santorum was caught using Grindr? If these events don’t sound […]
  20. Inside the Rise of ‘Reductress’ “It’s definitely nothing new to say that our site doesn’t punch down, we punch up,” remarked Nicole Silverberg, writer and associate editor […]
  21. Presenting ‘Mastergate,’ an October Comedy SurpriseI’ve seen countless posts across the Internet this year saying some variation of “2016 sucks for killing so many of our favorite celebrities.” […]
  22. satire
    Gladwell Not a Fan of Fey’s Palin Impression“I can’t help but think her comic genius is actually a problem.”
  23. How Donald Trump Has Made Political Satire Weaker When Donald Trump announced he was running for President a year ago (it feels like it’s been a decade at this point), the world of late-night […]
  24. Political Satire Is Thriving Without Jon Stewart (and We Should Thank Jon […] Last week, fans of political comedy were given a rare treat: a public appearance by Jon Stewart. Stewart appeared at a live taping of David […]
  25. Reductress Will Launch Its First Podcast ‘Mouth Time’ on March 16thThere are tons of exciting new podcasts premiering this month – Jemaine Clement’s The Mysterious Secrets of Uncle Bertie’s Botanarium, Chris […]
  26. the industry
    Fusion Orders Trump vs. Bernie Comedy SeriesThe self-tanner budget alone is going to cripple the network.
  27. Donald Trump, PFT Commenter, and Political Satire on the InternetI’ve been saying it for years: every generation gets the Father Guido Sarducci it deserves. And when Stephen Colbert stepped down as America’s […]
  28. the industry
    CBS Green-lights Brain-Eating Political Satire From Good Wife CreatorsBrain Dead will be “a mix of genre-pulp and high-brow politics.”
  29. When Network TV Got ‘Politically Incorrect’The Paley Center for Media, which has locations in both New York and LA, dedicates itself to the preservation of television and radio history. […]
  30. The Satire We Need Right Now Is All The Satire That’s On Right NowLast fall, I was watching a new episode of Last Week Tonight With John Oliver with a few friends, the one featuring an exposé on civil […]
  31. ‘Charlie Hebdo’ Will Print an Additional Two Million Copies of This Week’s […]The latest issue of French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo hit the stands today, and the three million copies sold out within minutes. The […]
  32. This Week’s ‘Charlie Hebdo’ Will Feature Prophet Muhammad CartoonsIn the wake of last week’s tragic terrorist attack, the surviving writers and artists of French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo are back at […]
  33. ‘The Onion’ Responds to the ‘Charlie Hebdo’ Terrorist AttackThe Onion has responded to today’s tragic terrorist attack at the offices of French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo with a new article titled […]
  34. satire
    South Park Takes on Washington’s Football TeamNaturally.
  35. Facebook Is Testing a ‘Satire’ Tag So Dumb People Will Stop Getting Fooled […]Within the past few weeks, Facebook has been rolling out a new feature that tags links from The Onion with a “[Satire]” warning, effectively […]
  36. ‘The New Yorker’ Profiles ‘Mad’ Magazine as an Anti-Smoking Ad PioneerThe New Yorker ran an excellent article last week about Mad magazine’s big anti-smoking push during the ‘60s, which resulted not only in tons […]
  37. John Oliver Calls Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert the ‘High-Water Mark for […]“One of the laziest stereotypes that British people have of Americans is that they don’t get irony. And that has never been true and it’s […]
  38. Inside Jokes from Dubai and Texas: The Rise of Local SatireThe following web headlines received hundreds of thousands of views and shut down local Internet servers: 1) “Emirates to Introduce Shisha […]
  39. The Internet Has Created 8 (and Counting) ‘Her’ Parodies Called ‘Him’Ever since Spike Jonze’s Oscar-nominated movie Her, starring Joaquin Phoenix as a man who falls in love with a female artificially intelligent […]
  40. Satire Is Hard: Why Most ‘Onion’ Ripoffs Don’t WorkWorking as an editor for my college’s satirical newspaper, I learned one unassailable fact: we would never be as funny as The Onion. As proud […]
  41. Watch Jon Stewart Talk to Bassem Youssef, the Jon Stewart of Egypt Bassem Youssef, who hosts a satirical news show in Egypt akin to Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, payed Jon Stewart a visit last night. Being […]
  42. fantasy texts
    Revealed: Amanda Bynes’s Texts to Reese Witherspoon During Her Arrest“hahaha reese tell him that This Means War ok. tell him that.”
  43. Citizens Untied: Parody in the Age of Corporate MediaFor 20 years now I’ve been locked in a test of wills with corporate publishing, trying to produce books that are just as funny as TV and […]
  44. the expendables 2
    Watch a Tongue-in-Cheek, Fan-Made Trailer for The Expendables 2“Big f*cking guns.”
  45. Who Is Christwire Really Mocking, Anyway?Personality-driven reporting has become the rule rather than the exception. On Fox News and MSNBC, breaking stories come with a built-in […]
  46. Gain IQ Points Easily Via a TED Talk on the Power of Comedy Stick it out through a few minutes of talk about comparative literature and Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and you’ll get to the good stuff in this […]
  47. Watching Hipster Runoff Eat its Own Tail[blackbirdpie url=”https://twitter.com/#!/hipsterrunoff/status/159459792769912835”]Viral success on the internet is a strange phenomenon. […]
  48. Next Media Animation Puts The Onion in a Dunk Tank For your viewing and head-scratching pleasure, here’s the Taiwanese interpretation of yesterday’s Onion scandal, from Next Media Animation. […]
  49. Bobcat Goldthwait’s God Bless America Reportedly Kills at TIFF Bobcat Goldthwait’s God Bless America premiered last Friday at Toronto’s Ryerson theater as part of the Toronto International Film Festival, […]
  50. Competition Changes PeopleA Hot Air Balloon Captain Addresses His Crew On the Eve of a Very Important Hot Air Balloon Race: “Point is, this ain’t hot air balloon racing […]
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