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Sunday, June 26, 2022

Tag: Satire

Satire: The Guide to Isolation

Everything is terrible right now. There seems little point in pretending otherwise. If you watch the news, you’re immediately sent into a spiral of...

SATIRE: 2020 Visions

In my dream, it is morning. I get out of bed and go into the kitchen to make breakfast. Nothing is wrong. As the...

SATIRE: Bullying: An Underrated Art form in Crisis

Seeing as we live in an age of fake news and misinformation, I thought I’d start this week with a bit of good old-fashioned...

SATIRE: Balls, Balls, Balls!

A poisonous, horrible atmosphere. A culture of bullying and backstabbing. No sense of direction and no idea who you can trust. No, I’m not...

Punch and BoJo

What happens to satire when politics is already a joke?

Review: F*@king Hell

Political satire makes make Brexit the most interesting it has been for years in Tasha Saunders’s biting new comedy.


We live in a society that values things that are quick to buy, quick to use, and quick to dispose of.

Hogarth: Place and Progress

Prostitution, criminality, madness, lust, and squalor. William Hogarth’s collection of paintings and prints at the Sir John Soane’s Museum satirize 18th century urban crudities through graphic pictorial dramatizations and dark wit.

How to spot a Northerner – a handy guide

We’ve all heard legends of them. The mythical, aggressively friendly, Greggs-eating species of humans that populates the hills and valley of the uppermost reaches...

The world’s in dissarhea: the sillier side of life

Turn on the news, open up the paper and prepare to enjoy the strangest show of all – the real world.

Chris Grayling has really outdone himself this time!

Chris Grayling has awarded a freight ferry contract… to a company that owns no ferries.

The Actor’s Nightmare Review – “a high octane sprint through an abominable nocturnal dystopia”

Mercury Theatre Productions' venture into theatrical hell is impressive, but the length of the production lets it down

Dining al Desko Preview – ‘a tale of high treachery and highlighters’

An acutely observed examination of inane office politics, despair, and social media

A letter to: my future employer

A reflection on the joys of the corporate world

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