If Jon Stewart saved or ruined democracy — depending on who you ask — what about Trevor Noah?
Upon Rodney King’s passing, we can remember In Living Color’s commentary on police brutality, King’s trial, the L. A. Uprising, and how satire makes cultural ugliness palatable.
Is Key and Peele tentatively picking up the mantel of satiric sketch comedy that Chappelle abandoned? Why now?
Most scholars of media have at some point stumbled onto something from another country without the proper frame of reference and been utterly bewildered by it. Generation P seems to be consciously playing up this experience as part of its appeal for a niche foreign market.