List of satirists and satires

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Below is an incomplete list of writers, cartoonists and others known for their involvement in satire – humorous social criticism. They are grouped by era and listed by year of birth. Also included is a list of modern satires.

Early satirical authors[edit]

Medieval, Early Modern and 18th Century satirists[edit]

Modern satirists (born 1800–1900)[edit]

Modern satirists (born 1900–1930)[edit]

Contemporary satirists (born 1930–1960)[edit]

Contemporary satirists (born 1960–present)[edit]

Notable satires in contemporary popular culture[edit]

In modern culture, much satire is often the work of several individuals collectively, as in magazines and television. Hence the following list.


Television and radio[edit]

(Matt Groening)


We're only in it For the Money -- Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention


Video games[edit]



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  3. ^ McInnis, Shaun (2008-04-28). "Crash Bandicoot: Mind Over Mutant First Look". GameSpot. Retrieved 2008-04-29. Radical Entertainment reps gave us a description of what to expect from the game's plot, and they were sure to point out their goal of using some social satire you wouldn't expect out of a platforming game. Essentially, Cortex has masterminded the creation of a trendy gizmo that everyone simply has to own (think of the iPod). We're told this theme of consumerism is a frequent source of humor in the game's plot, including jokes about SUVs and the skyrocketing price of gas.