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Who says politics is no laughing matter? Comedians Robin Thede of The Nightly Show, Negin Farsad, author of “How To Make White People Laugh,” and Trae Crowder of “The Liberal Redneck” web series joined us to talk about how far political humor has come and what’s on the horizon for a new era of comedy. We had a lot of laughs. Check out the highlights below for a few of the best moments.
- Negin Farsad author, "How To Make White People Laugh"
- Trae Crowder comedian
- Robin Thede comedian
Trae Crowder gets into why he created the Liberal Redneck character.
Robin Thede discusses Larry Wilmore's speech at the White House Correspondents' Dinner. She was head writer for the event.
Our guests discuss what drove them not just into comedy, but into political comedy.
A listener asks why it seems that so many political comics lean to the left.
Our guests discuss what they would do if President-elect Trump tweeted about them.
What's the difference between snark and comedy?
Our guests discuss whether satire and comedy normalize the extreme points of view they poke fun at.
Another listener asks where all the conservative comedians are.
A listener asks our guests whether they feel political satire is a safe practice anymore.
Joshua does his impression of President Obama, though Robin Thede wonders if he's actually channeling Elvis.
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