List of satirical magazines

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The following is a list of satirical magazines from around the world.


Name Country Place of publication First edition Lasted till Comments
Hosteni Albania Tirana 1945 ongoing published monthly until 1991, quarterly onward
Ad-Dabbour Lebanon Beirut 1922 ongoing [1]
L'Assiette au beurre France Paris 1901 1912
El Be Negre Catalonia Barcelona 1931 1936[2] briefly revived 1979 under the title Amb potes rosses
Berliner Wespen Germany Berlin 1868 1891 precursor "Hamburger wasps," successor "German wasps"
Charlie Hebdo France Paris 1969 ongoing publication suspended between 1981 and 1992
La Campana de Gràcia Catalonia Barcelona 1870 1934 publication suspended in 1872, 1874 and 1890, and substituted by L'Esquella de la Torratxa
Cu-Cut! Catalonia Barcelona 1902 1912 briefly revived 1913-14.[3]
Cyrulik Warszawski Poland Warsaw 1926 1934 associated with the Skamander literary circle; the title Cyrulik Warszawski translates as "The Barber of Warsaw"
Dikobraz Czechoslovakia
Czech Republic (from 1993)
1945 1995 from 1990 under the title Nový Dikobraz; briefly revived 2004–2005 under the title Dikobraz a Zabaveno; the title Dikobraz translates as "Old World Porcupine"
Der Drache Germany Leipzig 1919 1925
Der Postillon Germany Fürth 2008 ongoing
Der Wahre Jacob Germany Stuttgart 1879 1933
Düsseldorfer Monatshefte Germany Düsseldorf 1847 1861
Eine Zeitung Germany Bremen 2005 ongoing
Eulenspiegel Germany 1848 1853
L'Esquella de la Torratxa Catalonia Barcelona 1890 1939 spin-off of La Campana de Gràcia.[4]
Eulenspiegel Germany Berlin 1954 ongoing the only satire magazine of the GDR
Frischer Wind SBZ/DDR Berlin 1946 1954 precursor of the Eulenspiegel
Gırgır Turkey Istanbul 1972 1989
Hamburger Wespen Germany Hamburg 1862 1868
Figaro Austria Wien 1857 1919
Fliegende Blätter Germany Munich 1845 1944
Fun UK London 1861 1901
Grönköpings Veckoblad Schweden 1902
Hara-Kiri France Paris 1961 1985 reappeared briefly in 1993 and 2000. Additional weekly magazine published in 1969-1970.
Harvard Lampoon United States Cambridge 1876 ongoing
Il Becco Giallo Italy Rome 1924 1931
Il Male Italy 1978 1982
Karuzela Poland Łódź 1957 1992
Kikeriki Austria Vienna 1861 1933
Kladderadatsch Germany Berlin 1848 1944
Krokodil Soviet Union
Russian Federation (from 1991)
Moscow 1922 2004 from 2001 under the title Novyi Krokodil («Новый Крокодил»); the only satirical magazine in the world to be honoured with a musical composition: "5 Romances to the Words from the Crocodile Magazine" («5 романсов на слова из журнала „Крокодил“») by Dmitri Shostakovich (1965)
La Caricature France Paris 1830 1843
La Caricature France Paris 1880 1904
Le Canard enchaîné France Paris 1915 ongoing
Le Charivari France Paris 1832 1937
Leuchtkugeln Germany München 1848 1851
Liberum Veto Poland Cracow 1903 1905
Mucha Poland Warsaw 1868 1952
Münchener Punsch Germany München 1848 1871
Nebelspalter Switzerland Zürich
Rorschach (from 1921)
Basle (from 1996)
Horn (from 1998)
1875 ongoing world's second oldest satirical magazine, after The Yale Record (1872-present)
proscribed in Nazi Germany
Pardon Germany 1962 1982
Private Eye UK 1961 ongoing
Przegięcie Pały Poland 1988 1989 founded by Krzysztof Skiba
associated with the Ruch Społeczeństwa Alternatywnego & Orange Alternative movements
Punch UK London 1841 1992
Różowe Domino Poland
(under Austrian partition)
(now Lviv)
1882 1890 whole print runs frequently confiscated by the censorship of Austria-Hungary; the title translates as "Pink Domino"
Simplicissimus Germany München 1896 1944
Siné Mensuel France Paris 2011 ongoing succeeded to the weekly magazine Siné Hebdo published from 2008 to 2010.
Süddeutscher Postillon Germany München 1882 1910
Svikmøllen Dänemark 1915
Szpilki Poland Warsaw
(Łódź 1945–1947)
1935 1994 founded by Eryk Lipiński & Zbigniew Mitzner; publication suspended during the Second World War between September 1939 and March 1945, and again for a few months during the dictatorship of General Jaruzelski
The Daily Mash UK
The Phoenix Ireland Dublin 1983 ongoing
Teacher's Diary UK a brief Private Eye spin-off
Towfiq Iran Teheran 1923 1971
Ulenspiegel Germany Berlin 1945 1950
Ulk Germany Hamburg 1872 1933
Titanic Germany Frankfurt am Main 1979 ongoing
Watzmann Austria 1982 1985
Wiadomości Brukowe Poland
(under Russian partition)
(now Vilnius)
1816 1822 closed by the censorship of the Russian Empire; continued surreptitiously as Bałamut until 1836; the oldest satirical magazine in the world; the title Wiadomości Brukowe translates as "Gutter-rag News"
The Yale Record United States New Haven 1872 ongoing

See also[edit]


  1. ^
  2. ^ Solà i Dachs, Lluís: El be Negre i els seus homes Barcelona: Edhasa, 1977 [1]
  3. ^ Cu-cut! Sàtira política en temps trasbalsats (1902–1912) - Exhibition prospect at Arxiu Històric de la Ciutat de Barcelona
  4. ^ Solà i Dachs, Lluís: L'Esquella de la Torratxa (1879-1939) Barcelona: Bruguera, 1970 [2]

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