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Political Comedy articles on Democracy Chronicles
This Political Comedy section highlights the best and worst from the great wide world of political satire, using the power of laughter to expose corruption and buttress democracy. Also see our Democracy Artists section or our articles on Political Art.
Science misinformation is difficult to detect. However, a solution can be found in humor according to a new scientific study.
Myanmar’s authorities arrested the country’s best-known comedian as part of the crackdown on nationwide protests against junta rule.
Belarus’ political crisis has spread to this year Eurovision contest as its entry is about to be disqualified due to its controversial song choice.
Protests erupted in Bangladesh over the death of Mushtaq Ahmed, a crocodile farmer and satirical writer, detained in May 2020.
Comedian Sacha Baron Cohen (Borat) was interviewed by Vanity Fair on the protecting American democracy and humiliating Giuliani
A decade ago, as part of his stand-up act, a Canadian comedian began telling a joke about a disabled young singer.
A Michigan man is facing a felony charge for what he says was simply an election day joke about coronavirus
Public records show California’s scattershot cybersecurity approach ensnared some people who say they were joking.
Very interesting new research suggests that humor may help keep people informed about politics.