Monday, June 27, 2011

What's the role of political satire in tough times?

On the next Your Call, we'll rebroadcast our conversation with three political comedians about the power of humor in a time of crisis. We are faced today with an economic recession, revolutions around the globe, wars, earthquakes, floods and an increasingly divided political landscape. Can political satire help us process the madness? Are there some things we just can't laugh about? Or are we doomed if we can't laugh? Where do you go to get your comic relief? It's Your Call with Holly Kernan.

Dean Obeidallah, a comedian, former attorney, and co-creator of the New York Arab-American Comedy Festival

Katie Halper, a comic, writer, blogger, satirist, filmmaker, and founder of Living Liberally

Seth Reiss, a senior writer/associate sports editor at The Onion and a performer with the sketch comedy group, Pangea 3000

Click to Listen: What's the role of political satire in tough times?