How American Comedians Should Handle Trump And Trumpism


Satirizing president Trump isn’t easy, and it’s no secret that American comedians have struggled to do it. We have an article in Cafe today by five writers — four of whom grew up in countries that had recent brushes with authoritarianism — about what the U.S. can learn from comedy abroad. Other countries have dealt with leaders like Trump, and the circumstances that lead to his rise, before, and satirists there have had to find ways to make lemons into lemonade. This Cafe piece looks at how they did it.

[Author: John Light]


Tags: News, Trump, John Light, Editors' Blog

Source:  https://talkingpointsmemo.com/edblog/how-american-comedians-should-handle-trump-and-trumpism



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