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The Comedy Behind the News

Politics, Comedy, Media: They Put the "Human" in "Humanity"

Elliott Kalan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Elliott Kalan

Since the dawn of time, man has yearned to hold a Writers Guild of America, East event at Washington, D.C.'s Newseum examining the relationship betwee...

Race and American Comedy

Sabiyha Prince | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Sabiyha Prince

What about the black political variety on U.S. television? To whom have Richard Pryor and Dick Gregory passed the baton of African American comedic observation?

Comedy and Politics: Together Forever

Caissie St. Onge | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Caissie St. Onge

The best comedy will shine a light on politics while holding up a magnifying glass until politics tries to run away or catches on fire. Metaphorically speaking.

For the Love of Blog, We Need Hard News

Linda Villarosa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Linda Villarosa

Can blogs, Jon Stewart, news consolidators, Saturday Night Live, Youtube, Facebook and Twitter replace "real" journalism? Not if our lives depend on it.

Why We Care About Comedy

Lowell Peterson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Lowell Peterson

We thought folks inside the Beltway might benefit from a little writerly enlightenment, so we have organized an event at Newseum including a panel discussion of politics, comedy and the news (and various combinations thereof).