By highlighting the issues that we face, satirists
empower the public to honestly think about their actions, and the actions of those around them.
We are proud to stand with satirists
everywhere and we will make sure that laughter will not be silenced."
He said: "Comedians, satirists
and journalists know that courting controversy can often come with the territory.
Global Pinoys are natural satirists
in an absurd modern world, living as we do as farflung strangers in strange lands where we must continue to speak out or be ignored.
and ridiculers expose our weakness and vanity when we are feeling proud.
In fact, the writings of Voltaire - a prominent French satirist
, influenced the French Revolution and led to the downfall of a corrupt monarchy.
"I wonder if there is going to be some sort of chilling effect on cartoonists and satirists
in general, kind of backing off from highly sensitive topics," said Jeremy Nell, a South African cartoonist whose work in various publications has poked fun at the ruling party and national ills such as corruption and labour unrest.
It is rather a bed pan humour that smacks of the depraved taste of the American website that published the article," Delhi-based satirist
Vivek Saxena told Gulf News.
Addison wants to keep the traditional function of the satirist
, to correct bad behavior with ridicule, to "recover them [his readers] out of that desperate state of vice and folly, into which the age is fallen" (Spectator # 10, 1:44).
What role(s) should political satirists
play in a democracy?
Rick Perry's underwhelming and inconsistent debate performances have made him a target of pundits, political satirists
- and many of his party's top figures.
Festival director Barbara Nestor said: "We're really delighted that Rory Bremner and the Irish satirists
and comedians are buying into our festival.
The "Edwardian character" of Harold Macmillan and the newly projected "people's premier" Harold Wilson provided ready ammunition for the political satirists
of the time.
WITH Ann Widdecombe and Vince Cable donning spangly outfits for Strictly Come Dancing, could it finally be time for political satirists
to follow the politicians in a foxtrot?
Those who read his work on the web or follow it through Farsi media outlets say Nabavi is regarded as one of Iran's funniest satirists
. But according to Nabavi, being a satirist
was inevitable for him.