SXSW 2018: Does Satire Still Matter? Eh, Sure.

Satire is a form of humor that relies on hyperbole or irony to expose a truth, either political or personal. On Thursday, March 12, a panel of comedy writers will come together to speak on the state of satire in the U.S. and make the case for its continuing role in discourse. Despite the ambivalence of the panel’s name, it appears that these panelists do believe in the importance of satire.

Speakers at the panel include Jermaine Alfonso, a writer for “Late Night with Seth Meyers;” Mike Gillis, a writer for The Onion; Matt Powers, a writer for The Onion and its sister site Clickhole; and Jocelyn Richard, a writer for The Onion and “I Love You, America with Sarah Silverman.” These experts on humor – especially satire – will share why the art form is still necessary in this time of political strife and Twitter comedians.

The panelists will also help you learn how to craft satire for their individual forms of media, whether that be online or for live television audiences. Anyone interested in comedy will get a lot out of this discussion, whether you plan to be a writer or just enjoy consuming humor with a biting satirical tone.

To learn more about this panel, visit the SXSW website and be sure to use the #SatireIsFine. Make sure to follow us during #SXSW for exclusive interviews, recaps and more! 

Featured photo credit: The Onion

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