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Below is an incomplete list of writers, cartoonists and others known for their involvement in satire - humorous social criticism. They are grouped by era and listed by year of birth. Also included is a list of modern satires.

Early satirical authors

Medieval, early modern and 18th-century satirists

Modern satirists (born 1800-1900)

Modern satirists (born 1900-1930)

Contemporary satirists (born 1930-1960)

Contemporary satirists (born 1960-present)

Notable satires in contemporary popular culture

In modern culture, much satire is often the work of several individuals collectively, as in magazines and television. Hence the following list.


Television and radio



Video games


See also


  1. ^ Edward Helmore. "How John Oliver started a revolution in US TV's political satire | Television & radio". The Guardian. Retrieved .
  2. ^ Harper, Adam (December 7, 2012). "Vaporwave and the pop-art of the virtual plaza" (Article). Archived from the original on April 1, 2015. Retrieved 2015.
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  4. ^ "Top 10 things you never knew about Grand Theft Auto (because you're not brainy enough)". Tech Digest. December 5, 2006. Retrieved .
  5. ^ McInnis, Shaun (2008-04-28). "Crash Bandicoot: Mind Over Mutant First Look". GameSpot. Archived from the original on 2008-12-08. Retrieved . Radical Entertainment reps gave us a description of what to expect from the game's plot, and they were sure to point out their goal of using some social satire you wouldn't expect out of a platforming game. Essentially, Cortex has masterminded the creation of a trendy gizmo that everyone simply has to own (think of the iPod). We're told this theme of consumerism is a frequent source of humor in the game's plot, including jokes about SUVs and the skyrocketing price of gas.
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