Mrs. T. and I this weekend went to see “The Daily Show” correspondent Hasan Minhaj perform his comedy/satire set. It was truly amazing. Rip-roaringly funny at times and very moving at others. He tells his life story: the weird contradictions that happen between his parents’ culture and the U.S., the bullying he encountered in school,
Here’s a very funny, and insightful, review of last night’s VP Debate. From The Daily Show and Trevor Noah: Trevor reacts to the vice-presidential debate. #VPDebate pic.twitter.com/QmOpNDGmGN — The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) October 5, 2016
@KaiGray recommended Steve Martin’s autobiography, Born Standing Up. I just finished it, and it is a great read. Back when SNL was really starting to kick it, and people listened to comedy albums, Steve Martin came onto the national scene. I’ve always found him to be incredibly funny, in a wacky way. Some of my favorite
Satire is very powerful. The use of barbed humor and irony to draw attention to issues is age-old. It’s a way to be very creative, too. Take a look at the video below. It’s very funny and full of meaning.
As an immigrant, I straddle two worlds. So does Hasan Minhaj, a comedian on The Daily Show. His funny take on that reality is particularly meaningful. I heard about him in the Invisibilia’s podcast, “Frame of Reference.” He and the podcast’s co-host, whose parents survived the Holocaust, talk about the disconnect that can happen between