The New Yorker explores humor in Political Comedy

Dec 04, 2017, 6:23 AM EST
(Photograph by Jessica Miglio / TBS)
(Photograph by Jessica Miglio / TBS)

At a time when “the Trump jokes write themselves” political comedians have a lot of load off their shoulders as they decode and portray the chaos with a dose heavy in humor.

The New Yorker’s Sunday Reading compiles pieces on political comedians, exploring their signature touch in humor from Samantha Bee’s “slash-and-burn” political satire to “barbed humor of Hasan Minhaj.

Emily Nussbaum, the television critic for The New Yorker, gives insights into stinging comedy of Samantha Bee’s “Full Frontal” and also journey’s through “off the radar” comedy by cable and online comic W. Kamau Bell.