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Finding Joy in the Saddest Depths of Capitalism with Kasper Hauser

The San Francisco comedy group Kasper Hauser has a knack for the absurd. For instance, their name is derived from that of a mysterious 19th century feral child from Germany. But beyond the far flung fringes of the unusual exists a sharp grasp [...]

By Isaac Kozell

Weird Al on the Interconnectedness of Parody and Nostalgia

"Parody is, almost by nature, disposable. And yet, people like it so much. Especially if you hear it at a certain point in your life, and then hear it like a decade later, there's nostalgia attached to it. I'm sure people like a lot of my early [...]

By Megh Wright

David Wain and His Parodies of Exuberance

There are many ways to go about parodying a form, however from Mel Brooks’ smug send-ups to Nathan Fielder’s biting critique of the types of non-fiction programming available on modern TV, most of these attempts hardly come from a place of [...]

By Brad Becker Parton

Jimmy Fallon Turns to a Life of Joke Crime in ‘Joking Bad’

Last night, Jimmy Fallon continued his march to the Tonight Show with this incredible Breaking Bad parody, as Jimmy realizes he only has six months left...at Late Night. He decides to dive into the high-stakes world of black market joke [...]

By Elise Czajkowski

Citizens Untied: Parody in the Age of Corporate Media

For 20 years now I’ve been locked in a test of wills with corporate publishing, trying to produce books that are just as funny as TV and movies. That should be possible, right? One would think. Sometimes I win (international bestseller), [...]

By Michael Gerber