Making Fun Of The News

Even in an age of terrorism and economic meltdown, these past few years have seen a proliferation of popular satire: from a rejuvenated Saturday Night Live to The Onion, late-night monologues, Internet satires and, most prominently, The Daily Show.

President Bush has frequently been the object of such satires. How will satirists fill the vacuum he leaves behind?

Host Scott Simon talks with Kevin Bleyer, a writer for The Daily Show with John Stewart, about the challenges of making fun of serious news and an earnest president-elect.



Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the Community rules and Terms of Use. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.