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3 Excellent satirical shows

Wednesday, September 19th, 2007

For about a year or so, I’ve been listening to the Bill Maher Real Time podcast which is a recording of the HBO show of the same name. It’s amazing as in this day and age comedians are the ONLY people that can speak freely against the actions of their own governments (and when they were censored we can freely say they were REGIMES) even if the countries are actually democracies. Look at Italy where the best political comments came out of comedians like Sabina Guzzanti, Daniele Lutazzi or more recently Beppe Grillo with his V-Day campaign which is gathering some momentum that surprised the established politicians. Anyhow, this is not a post about Italian politics, I wanted to add two more great shows, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The Colbert Report both on The Comedy Channel. These two are not available as a feed (a shame) but their sites offers quite a bit of excellent content.
I heard about The Colbert Report when I saw a shootout between him and Bill O’Reilly (a right wing political opinionist on Fox, a centered and balanced news network – NOT) floating on youtube and it was cute even though I didn’t actually see the similarity, however after seeing the videos of the real show it really was grasping and reminded of the approach that Borat uses to expose hypocrisy by pretending to be racist or bigot.
I wonder what would happen if we’d elect comedians as politicians, that would be SOME comedy show.
On a side note, I find very interesting when these people talk about the net, I guess we finally entered their demographics, or vice versa, they entered ours… Naah, they probably use it only to download their porn… like everybody else 🙂
Which would be a great segway to my next blog post: “Where do porn stars download their porn from”… or not.