A Conservative Walks Into a Bar: The Politics of Political by Alison Dagnes (auth.)

By Alison Dagnes (auth.)

This publication examines why there are so few conservative political satirists this present day and explores the implications of this imbalance.

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This book examines political comedy where it is alleged that conservatives are victims to left-leaning jokesters, so that allegation covers the “bias” part.

Satirist Paul Provenza wrote about his colleagues: “They don’t always care about being polite . . They don’t care about offending you . . They don’t care if you disagree” (Provenza 2010). This antagonism is what gives Who Brings the Funny? ● 23 satire its critical edge. Robin Williams once said that “comedy is acting out optimism,” but taken one step further, it can be argued that satire is acting out anger. There is a hostility to the form that is necessary when criticizing the established norms and taking on the political system.

Really, tell them it is bullshit . . satire doesn’t have that effect. If satire was really that important as a way to get things done, then, you know, more shit would be getting [done] . . It also doesn’t fucking create a malaise. All it allows is laughter which is insulation from what you are caught up in . . I get at least one letter, two letters, three letters a month that somebody had cancer and they’re father was sick . . da, da, da, da, and the only thing his father liked to do he really liked to watch me because he would laugh (Black 2010).

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