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New research shows that there is still broad audience appeal for gentler political television comedy.

Calfano, Brian R. and Han, Lori (2022) New research shows that there is still broad audience appeal for gentler political television comedy. USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog (09 Feb 2022). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

In today’s politically polarized environment, late night political comedy is often caustic and personal when aimed at elected officials. But do older and more gentle forms of political comedy still appeal to modern audiences? With this question in mind, Brian Calfano and Lori Han tested a series of political jokes with survey audiences. Those surveyed responded most favorably to Johnny Carson’s style of political humor of the 1970s, compared to modern day ‘Late Night’ humor.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2022 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1990 Broadcasting
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2022 15:24
Last Modified: 08 Apr 2022 15:24
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/114082

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