Satire TV Politics and Comedy in the Post-Network Era

ISBN-10: 0814731996

ISBN-13: 9780814731994

Edition: 2009

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List price: $26.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication date: 4/1/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.166
Language: English

Ethan Thompson is Associate Professor at Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi. He is the author of Parody and Taste in Postwar American Television Culture , and co-editor of Satire TV: Politics and Comedy in the Post-Network Era .

Foreword
Post 9/11, Post Modern, of Just Post Network?
The State of Satire, the Satire of State
With All Due Respect: Satirizing Presidents from Saturday Night Live to Lil' Bush
Tracing the "Fake" Candidate in American Television Comedy
Fake News, Real Funny
And Now... the News? Mimesis and the Real in The Daily Show
Jon Stewart and The Daily Show: I Thought You Were Going to Be Funny!
Stephen Colbert's Parody of the Postmodern
Building in the Critical Rubble: Between Deconstruction and Reconstruction
Throwing Out the Welcome Mat: Public Figures as Guests and Victims in TV Satire
Speaking "Truth" to Power? Television Satire, Rick Mercer Report, and the Politics of Place and Space
Why Mitt Romney Won't Debate a Snowman
Shock and Guffaw: The Limits of Satire
Good Demo, Bad Taste: South Park as Carnivalesque Satire
In the Wake of "The Nigger Pixie": Dave Chappelle and the Politics of Crossover Comedy
Of Niggas and Citizens: The Boondocks Fans and Differentiated Black American Politics
About the Contributors
Index
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