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Haven’t You Learned How to Take a Joke? The Comedy-on-Campus Debates

Haven’t You Learned How to Take a Joke? The Comedy-on-Campus Debates

The college comedy deficit means that we are neither taught how to take a joke nor how to interpret one.

Can Satire Provoke Real Change in a Nation Divided by Humor?

Can Satire Provoke Real Change in a Nation Divided by Humor?

We may be one nation in America, but today we appear to be living on different planets, as we are divided by humor, among other things.

Can We Say the F Word Yet? On Fascism and Humor

Can We Say the F Word Yet? On Fascism and Humor

In light of the decrees and executive orders signed thus far by Donald Trump, we might reasonably ask: is fascism relevant to America's current political state?
Bill Maher and the Perils of the Commentator-Comedian

Bill Maher and the Perils of the Commentator-Comedian

To offend is inevitable for the socio-political commentator-comedian, and to suffer the slings and arrows of backlash should be equally expected.
Bill Maher: 13 April 2014 – Kansas City, Missouri

Bill Maher: 13 April 2014 – Kansas City, Missouri

Doubtless, Bill Maher’s stand-up concert was mordant, hard-hitting, and spectacular, and yes, subsequent to the dreadful -- but comic gold -- Bush years.

Political Humor and Its Diss Contents

Stand-Up! America’s Dissenting Tradition: Bill Hicks and Bill Maher

Agitprop to Occupy My Time: ‘In Time’ for the Revolution

Stand-Up! America’s Dissenting Tradition: Mort Sahl and Lenny Bruce

Humor vs. Religion: An Unholy War. Part Two: Dispatches From the Front Lines

Humor vs. Religion: An Unholy War, Part One

The Marriage Ref: NBC’s Next 10 p.m. Revolution?