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American Humour

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Americans are famous for satirizing their news stories and roasting their politicians.  As part of our course this semester, the class will research and present some of the best and funniest moments in American political humour.  Click here for a copy of the American Humour assignment instructions.

 

Click here to download the presentation schedule.

 

SUGGESTED RESOURCES

Jib Jab- www.jibjab.com

- See the following for hilarious examples:  "2008 Year in Review,"  "He’s Barack Obama," "Time for Some Campaignin’," "This Land"

 

You Tube- www.youtube.com

You Tube is full of skits from various comdey shows such as Saturday Night Live, Mad TV, The Jon Stewart Show, and the Colbert Report

- See the following link for a funny clip of Will Ferrel as George W. Bush. www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_kODETmro8

- See this link for the now famous Tina Fey and Amy Poehler skit depicting Hilary Clinton and Sarah Palin on Saturday Night Live. www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdDqSvJ6aHc&feature=related

 

Cartoonists Index- www.cagle.com/

- This site is a collection of newspaper political cartoonists from across the world.  These cartoons cover every news event imaginable.

 

The Onion- www.theonion.com/content/index

- The Onion bills itself as America's finest news source.  In actuality, it is a fake news organization devoted to satirizing current news stories.

 

The Colbert Report www.thecomedynetwork.ca/shows/showdetails.aspx?sid=3351

- Stephen Colbert stars as a neo-conservative, right wing news show host, offering an often hilarious, but also very poignant perspective on current events.

 

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart www.thecomedynetwork.ca/shows/showdetails.aspx?sid=3350

The Daily Show is a nightly news parody that takes a reality-based look at news, trends, pop culture, current events, politics, sports, entertainment and the media.

 

Cartoon Analysis Instructions political cartoon analysis.doc

 

Snide TV- An online TV station that specializes in humour with a cruel twist. snidetv.blip.tv/

 

HAVING TROUBLE CONVERTING A VIDEO?

TRY ONE OF THESE SITES (THANKS KEVIN, BRIGHAM, ALFONSO, AND AJAY FOR THE SUGGESTIONS)

www.mediaconverter.org/

winff.org/html_new/

 

EXAMPLES

Obama Cartoon Obama Speech Cartoon.doc

Clinton Cartoon Clinton Cartoon.doc

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