A CN Live! election comedy special with Randy Credico, Lee Camp, Ron Placone & Juice Media.
Comedians seem to have a special license to speak truth about politics that mainstream journalists don’t.
“Political jokes are the citizens’ response to the state’s efforts to standardise their thinking and to frighten them into witholding criticism and dissent. Freud said that jokes are especially suited for ridiculing people in high places who we would otherwise fear to attack because of inner or outer inhibitions. The political joke perfectly illustrates this point. The politically powerless use it as a tribunal through which to pass judgements on society where other ways of doing so are closed to them.” – Gregor Benton, “The Origins of the Political Joke”, essay in Humour and Society, 1988.
Join your hosts Elizabeth Vos and Joe Lauria Friday to watch the replay right here:
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