The Monocle Culture Show

How funny is the presidential race?

15

15

00:00 / 00:00

/

Cover art for The Monocle Culture Show

7 November 2016

Episode 265

28 minutes


Photo: Getty Images

How has the media satirised the two most talked-about names of the year: Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump? We discuss the highs and lows of late-night TV sketches, speak to 'The Atlantic' and 'New York Magazine' about media coverage and discover a film about a Trump piñata.

7 November 2016

Share episode

Download

Chapter 1

6 minutes


Photo: Getty Images

15

15

/

Chapter 1

The highs and lows of US satirical TV

Cover art for The Monocle Culture Show

Jesse David Fox, senior editor of vulture.com, runs through the best and worst comedic performances around the US presidency.

6 minutes

Share chapter 1

Chapter 2

5 minutes

15

15

/

Chapter 2

How has satirical media treated Trump and Clinton?

Cover art for The Monocle Culture Show

Tom Edwards speaks to 'The Atlantic' writer Megan Garber about whether all the comedic chat around this year's candidates might have won or lost them any support.

5 minutes

Share chapter 2

Chapter 3

6 minutes

15

15

/

Chapter 3

Poking fun at Hillary Clinton

Cover art for The Monocle Culture Show

There's no arguing that Trump is the easy comedic target; he practically writes the jokes himself. Hillary Clinton, however, is often painted as far too guarded -- where's the fun in that? ‘New York Magazine’ writer Liz Meriweather has reimagined Clinton as a brash let-it-all-hang-out alter-ego; Jesse David Fox discusses with Clarissa Pharr.

6 minutes

Share chapter 3

Chapter 4

6 minutes

15

15

/

Chapter 4

La Madre Buena: a film about a Donald Trump piñata

Cover art for The Monocle Culture Show

It’s not just TV personalities and journalists who have been caught up in the whirlwind of satire around the US elections: film-makers have been elbowing in on the conversation too. One film that caught our eye is a short piece set in Mexico called ‘La Madre Buena’, which tells the tale of a mother torn between her politics and her child as her son demands a Donald Trump piñata for his birthday party. Director Sarah Clift tells us where the idea came from.

6 minutes

Share chapter 4

/

sign in to monocle

new to monocle?

Print magazine subscriptions start from £55.

Subscribe now

Loading...

/

15

15

Live

00:0001:00

  • The Entrepreneurs366