2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Comedy Is the New Journalism: The Power of Satire

Friday, March 11
5:00PM - 6:00PM

Hilton Austin Downtown
Salon G
500 E 4th St

Satire = making fun of something to expose its truth. This workshop explores one central question: How effective is broadcast satire (TV, online video and podcast) at communicating the news?

Let's survey the starburst of modern comedy-news programming. And ask, are we in the golden age of comedy news? Who is breaking new ground as a journalist-comedian?

We will look briefly at satirical news’ history, but workshop will focus mainly on the modern crop of comic journalists. Expect to view comic video clips/hear selection of audio pieces that have impacted the nation, and learn how to try your hand at creating satirical news from a comedy-news creator (News Hangover) and comedy-news scholar.

Hashtags: #sxsw


Keli Dailey at SXSW

Keli Dailey


News Hangover

Keli Dailey is creator and frontwoman of NEWS HANGOVER, a comedy news web-series for young women. Dailey plays the lead personality, tying the broadcast to conversations around world events and new...

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