Political Satire

Lads on Torah Part II: The Holy Bits of the Holy Land

James Dann | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Comedy
James Dann

Apparently, The Gaza Strip isn't just a lap dancing club in Golders Green, nor is it a new waxing technique adopted by Israeli women. Believe it or not, it is in fact a place where stuff has been kicking off for a long time...

Let Them Eat Banana Confetti

Nick Revell | Posted 09.03.2014 | UK Comedy
Nick Revell

My first thought - how did Vodafone manage to afford it? I think we all know they've not been doing too well over the last few years, don't we? Otherwise they wouldn't have had to put all that time and effort into highly complicated international tax-avoidance schemes to dodge the billions of pounds they owe this country.

Preview: Biggest News Stories of 2014

James Moran | Posted 06.03.2014 | UK Comedy
James Moran

It will turn out that those guys who think the world is secretly run by lizards were right all along. But a further twist will develop in June, when it is revealed that those lizards are themselves ruled by empirical socio-economic forces which can be countered by engaging in the electoral process and bringing about piecemeal change.

Theatre Review: Theatre Uncut, Young Vic Theatre

Victoria Sadler | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

The six plays were a mixed bag. Most of them were guilty of not having enough conflict in them, or being one-note productions where the tone of the debate between the main characters never varied or turned. And there were too many clichés.

Polvaulting - The Future of Satire?

Patrick Cash | Posted 22.06.2013 | UK Tech
Patrick Cash

The Polvaulting story is not a straightforward relaying of the facts. It takes the bare premise of the facts as its starting point and then builds a surreal but humorous play on hypothesis around them; of what might happen if a rogue American General gave the order to attack North Korea.

The Thatcher Funeral Drinking Game

Matt Arnold | Posted 16.06.2013 | UK Comedy
Matt Arnold

For the politically partisan, this event, like the previous 10 days, will be a chance to re-open the political wounds of the 1980s. But what about the ambivalent? As a 'resting' freelancer, I realised the occasion called for 'The Thatcher Funeral Drinking Game'.

Lord Carey, I Too Am Sick of Not Getting My Way All the Time

Ben Deaner | Posted 02.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Ben Deaner

As a newly reborn 'man of god' (that god being the three-headed snake-beast Tialoc), I feel obliged to weigh in on the comments made last week by former Archbishop Lord Carey, referring to the 'aggressive secularism' plaguing our society.

Dictators as Bond Villains

John McMenamin | Posted 29.03.2013 | UK Comedy
John McMenamin

I thought I'd have a go at putting together a rogues gallery which puts reigning dictators in the roles of Bond villains. I've chosen ones who are unlikely to have me killed... I hope. Anyway, here's what a bit of pixel trickery resulted in.

Dear Fellow Republicans

Erich McElroy | Posted 12.03.2013 | UK Comedy
Erich McElroy

Since the election in the US there has been much hand wringing in the Republican establishment about what to do after their losses on November 6th. We have discovered a private memo from Karl Rove about their future plans.

How to Fix Broken Britain: Some Terrible Historical Suggestions

Greg Jenner | Posted 16.05.2012 | UK Comedy
Greg Jenner

We are often told that we should learn from history, but this pedagogy usually deals in only the moral lessons associated with human and civic progress. However, much like an innocent child imitating his swearing older brother, I thought it would be much more fun to compile a short list of totally useless and inappropriate lessons from history that would undo all of our good work as a society. So, here for your ironic consumption are some terrible, horrible, idiotic ideas for improving our nation...

Modern Politics: What Would King Arthur Do?

Greg Jenner | Posted 13.05.2012 | UK Comedy
Greg Jenner

They call him the "Once and Future King". Legend has it, Arthur resides in eternal sleep on the Isle of Avalon, awaiting the day when England needs his help to fight off some cruel calamity. Well, I don't know about you, but I wish he'd bloody wake up already. How many invitations does the man, need? Was he there for the struggle against Hitler, defending the skies of London from the Luftwaffe's incendiary bombs? Was he b****cks! So much for specialising in repelling German invaders... and what about the credit crisis - arguably the worst financial disaster in modern history - did we see any wise fiscal solutions from the legendary Dark Age king then? No, we bloody didn't - just hour after hour of Robert Peston frowning at plummeting graphs.

SLIDESHOW: Private Eye Celebrates Its 50th Anniversary

The Huffington Post UK | Olivia Williams | Posted 18.12.2011 | UK

Private Eye is Britain's best loved, and indeed only, fortnightly satirical magazine. It was founded back in October 1961, so this month turns the gra...