Here in the Rochester area we have the
Inner Loop Blog, a satirical fake news site about local affairs. I’m sure many of the jokes will not make sense to people outside of the region. But go check it out if you want to read jokes about Lovely Warren, Wegmans, the Red Wings, and Kimberly & Beck.
Does your area have an equivalent? If so, post a link.
News, Culture, Comedy, Opinion, and more since 1929…
and I haven’t found out where the editor of Satirewire ended up, but the guy had promise.
Nationally Australia also has the
Then there is the multimedia versions of
Pages for logged out editors learn more
The Chaser are an Australian satirical comedy group, best known for their television programmes and satirical news masthead. The group take their name from their satirical newspaper, a publication known to challenge conventions of taste. The group's motto is "Striving for Mediocrity in a World of Excellence".
The Chaser's earliest foundation was a satirical school paper called The Tiger, created by future members Charles Firth, Dominic Knight an...
… amongst others well know for their bumbling, crude, piss-taking (and almost successful) attempt to gate crash APEC in 2007.
On 6 September 2007, eight members of the team (including five runners dressed as bodyguards) and three hired chauffeurs manned a fake Canadian motorcade consisting of two motorcycles, two black four-wheel drive vehicles, and a black sedan. The group—including Chas Licciardello dressed as Osama bin Laden, and Julian Morrow—drove the motorcade through the Sydney central business district and breached the APEC security zone. The premise of the stunt was that bin Laden should have been invit In the ...
When I was in grad school in the late '80s, we had a satire paper, started by a couple of guys who had worked at the “legit” student newspaper. It was “The Onion.”
Private Eye has been satirising the pomposity and hypocrisy of the British establishment since the early 1960s.
German version: Der Postillon
I hadn’t seen this. It’s pretty good for a local effort.
But you really have to follow the news closely. Even I didn’t get some of the references and I’m a lifer.
New Zealand has
Spain has “EL MUNDO TODAY”, and they are simply GLORIOUS.
Here is the link:
Not so much news as dystopian social commentary, the UK also has the
It’s not as popular as Private Eye but on the other hand the British government has
struggled to see the difference between Scarfolk and its own work at times.
real Onion was local to Madison, Wisc. (I assume you know this…) It had charming local features like “Drunk Of The Week”, with accompanying photos.
Around here it’s. . . well, me. But I don’t publish on a regular schedule.
Canada has “The Beaverton”. There’s also the satirical news series “This Hour Has 22 Minutes” (which I was surprised to see is still on the air after 27 years).
Sports Pickle used to be Chicago sports centric but it appears that they have expanded beyond the area.
Also, it looks like the site hasn’t been updated since 2018.
La Crosse, WI has the La Crosse Times (The stanndard newspaper is the Tribune)
The La Crosse Times was an idea borne from a member of the area’s original sketch comedy group, Live! From La Crosse. News-minded comedy writers from that performance group banded together to create locally-sourced satire, and launched in February of...
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Oklahoma - beyond stupid. See - The Lost Ogle. Here’s a link to their coverage of “Tiger King” Joe Exotic over the years.
Also for Hawaii - David Shapiro at
He has a weekly
dirt opinion column in the Honolulu Star Advertiser.