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CBC suspended Al-Bernameg in November 2013 after an episode in which the satirist poked fun at military leaders including then army chief and now President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.
Addison wants to keep the traditional function of the satirist, to correct bad behavior with ridicule, to "recover them [his readers] out of that desperate state of vice and folly, into which the age is fallen" (Spectator # 10, 1:44).
The questioning of the satirist has raised fears over freedom expression in the post-Mubarak Egypt.
satirist Jon Stewart, is now broadcast on Egyptian TV.
By attacking society's problems, the satirist gives credence to a counternarrative that might inspire individuals to reappraise normative experience, to question the foundations of society's dominant stories and, thus, to challenge power.
Comedian Ben Elton, who cut his teeth as a political satirist, says politicians are much less interesting than they used to be
But according to Nabavi, being a satirist was inevitable for him.
O'Rourke is a satirist, a humorist, a wag; someone, he says, whose 'job is to make quips, jests and waggish comments'.
Satirist Pieter-Dirk Uys entered the controversy around the Soccer World Cup 2010 stadiums, suggesting just one less stadium would allow for the perfection of the female condom, 'so billions of women around the world have the capacity to protect themselves'.
Satirist Colbert, who had at one time called the dictionary writers "wordinistas," told The Associated Press, "Though I'm no fan of reference books and their fact-based agendas, I am a fan of anyone who chooses to honor me.
In her characteristically wicked and trenchant way, feminist satirist Weldon takes aim at today's marriage and childrearing practices among the upwardly mobile.
SHARP-tongued satirist Dara O'Briain presents a new chat show with a difference, Turn Back Time (BBC2, Wednesday).