Satire


Immigrants stand up

15 August 2020 With casual xenophobia a comedy circuit blight, No Direction Home is a welcome tonic. Here, five troupe members explain the uses and power of laughter – and tell us some jokes

The rise of comedian politicians

6 August 2020 As more and more comedians find success in the political arena, Rhian Jones lists some of the most prominent examples of satirists turned statesmen

Woke jokes

1 August 2020 There’s nothing radical – or funny – about right-wing comedy, says Jake Laverde

Boris Johnson on Have I Got News for You (BBC via The Guardian)

How Corbyn unmasked comedy

31 July 2020 Juliet Jacques argues that the way comedians treated Jeremy Corbyn demolished their anti-establishment credentials

Leading from the back

21 March 2020 With voting underway, Simon Hedges shares his thoughts on Labour's leadership election

Small change

5 December 2019 Simon Hedges shares his famous-on-Twitter analysis of the state of the left today



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