Political satire is one of those things that is always in vogue, and when you factor in a presidential election year it tends to reach epic proportions. So if the endless parade of candidates and talking heads has you pining for some quality humor at their expense, allow us to point you in the right direction to get your fix. Here are 10 awesome websites that make fun of all of those politicians:
1. Colbert Nation – This website exemplifies political satire at its finest and funniest. Stephen Colbert is known for his satirical TV show The Colbert Report, and his website follows suit with equally humorous material. Just watch the clips on Colbert’s internet home, Colbert Nation, for a small sampling of his comic genius. It’ll have you continually going back for more.
2. The Daily Show – Dedicated to the web version of the famous Comedy Central show hosted by Jon Stewart, this website includes links to full episodes as well as shorter video clips, all geared at some good political humor. With a news team that includes Lewis Black, Samantha Bee and John Oliver, it’s a can’t-miss source for political laughs.
3. The Onion – A website composed of news spoofs, The Onion lambastes politicians along with just about everyone and everything else. Check out their unique brand of political satire here and be sure to follow along with the Onion coverage of the War for the White House.
4. The Huffington Post – If your political humor leans to the left, you’ll like this website’s slant on thepolitical landscape. A content aggregator and news website, HP offers a slice of satire from across the web, and adds a liberal amount of spice to the mix, creating a recipe full of satire and humor.
5. Funny or Die – When something is the brainchild of creators Will Ferrell, Adam McKay and Chris Henchy of Gary Sanchez Productions you know it’s going to be good, and this website doesn’t disappoint. It is a voter-driven site for comedians or would-be funnymen to submit their content for approval. Be funny, or die trying.
6. The Capitol Steps – Begun by former Capitol staffers as a vehicle for satirizing their own employers, this site delivers an inside look at politics that goes straight to the funny bone. And if their website isn’t enough for you, The Capitol Steps also perform live throughout the country. You can find their current tour schedule here.
7. Borowitz Report – Andy Borowitz, author of New York Times best-selling book, The 50 Funniest American Writers*: An Anthology of Humor from Mark Twain to The Onion, shares his comedic views encompassing the world of politics on this website. The blog is filled with an archive of some spot-on perspectives that will continually keep you smiling.
8. The People’s Cube – “America Through The Eyes Of A Former Soviet Agitprop Artist”, and “The Party Organ of Record: Your only source of the current truth.” For those who prefer their politics for the people,this site serves up a veritable goulash of treats.
9. The Spoof – This website is chock-full of user-submitted content that is hand-picked by website editors and spoofs the headlines of the day. The site includes sections where users can submit captions for photos, and entries for fake celebrity diaries, so you’re never short on laughs.
10. Comedy Central’s Indecision – Dating back to its inception in 1992, this is a website which grew out of the comedy network’s political news coverage. Check out their Quote Unquote posts for some genuinely funny quotes and sound bites from politicians, pundits and more.
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