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What is Political Satire?

A political Satire is a type of Satire whose purpose is to extract entertainment from the political scenario of a particular country. A political satire can also be used with an intent which is subversive nature; however this usage is more applicable to regimes who forbid freedom of speech. A political satire should not be confused with political dissent and alike. The major difference between political satire and political protest is that political satire may not carry a particular agenda, rather in most of the cases it is usually done to educate the audience and to provide them with entertainment.

What are the names of some Popular Political Satirists?

Some of the most popular political satirists are as follows

  • Aristophanes
  • Plato
  • Juvenal
  • Chaucer
  • Tery Parker
  • Mark Stone
  • Orwell
  • Ambrose Bierce
  • Voltaire
  • Jonathan Swift
  • Erasmus
  • Jon Stewart
  • Stephen Colbert
  • Chris Morris
  • Dorothy Parker
  • Gaius Lucilius
  • Mark Russell
  • Peter Cook
  • Rick Mercer
  • Charlie Brooker
  • Ian Hislop
  • Martin Sonneborn
What are the popular TV Shows(involving political satire)?

Some of the famous TV shows, which involve political satire, are as follows

  • Veep
  • The Thick of It
  • Yes Minister
  • The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
  • extra 3
  • Alpha House
  • The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore
  • Weekend Update of Saturday Night Live
  • Simpsons
What are the popular Books involving Political Satire?

Some books that have gained popularity among the masses are as follows

  • You Got to Dance with Them What Brung You by Molly Ivins
  • The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer
  • Divergent by Veronica Roth
  • Caligula for President: Better American Living Through Tyranny by Cintra Wilson
  • OPUS: 25 Years of His Sunday Best by Berkley Breathed
  • Bushwhacked: Life in George W. Bush’s America by Molly Ivins
  • Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
  • Dude, Where’s My Country? By Michael Moore
  • Pugad Baboy 6 by Pol Medina Jr.
  • Cat’s Cradle By Kurt Vonnegut
  • The White House Mess by Christopher Buckley
  • Downsize This! By Michael Moore
  • Stupid White Men By Michael Moore
What’s this Site About?

The site is a perfect platform for individuals who are enthusiastic about political satires. Through this site one can download some of the best shows, articles and classical works on political satires. The site also has a chat forum where one can share ideas and get useful information with other like-minded individuals.

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Political Satire is a well-known art that has been there for quite some time now. In every Era or age you will find people satirizing their political system in one way or another.