That’s Not Funny: Matt Sienkiewicz on Right-Wing Humor

Mike talks with Matt Sienkiewicz, an Associate Professor and Chair of the Boston College Communication Department. He’s the co-author, along with Nick Marx, of That’s Not Funny: How the Right Makes Comedy Work for Them.

Topics Mike & Matt Discuss Include:
– why most political comedy is left of center
– the main types of right of center comedy
– “punching up” vs “punching down” in comedy
– conservative humor challenging liberal pieties
– the biggest names in right wing comedy
– why right-wing comedy matters, even if you don’t think it’s funny

Right-Wing Comedy Links
The Political Orphanage. Andrew Heaton
Greg Gutfeld
Ryan Long
Michael Malice

Matt Sienkiewicz on Twitter

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