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Although satire is usually witty, and often very funny, the purpose of satire is not primarily humour but criticism of an event, an individual or a group in a clever manner.

Play review: Dial L for Latch-Key by Scott Fivelson

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You'll wish you could see Dial L for Latch-Key in a theatre near you immediately after reading this little gem, because then you'd be sitting in a theatre laughing with other people, as opposed to snickering quietly to yourself alone.

Book review: Blind Faith by Ben Elton

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When did Ben Elton go from funny social commentator with a penchant for satiric wit to a bitter, bitter old man? Even if you've been in denial for a while, Blind Faith is terribly disappointing.

Book review: Tuxes by Scott Fivelson

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An exciting tale of love, betrayal, money, high fashion, and an unexpected cave man deep in the heart of Texas.

Book review: Bear v. Shark by Chris Bachelder

If this was an art installation, it would be a functioning concept-SUV made out of tofu.

Book review: Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

If this was adapted as a sitcom after its first printing in 1961, it would have become Hogan’s Heroes. Does all mainstream satire eventually become a joke about itself? Discuss.

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