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Inside the Absurdist Political Campaign of Comedian Jón Gnarr

It’s no secret that sometimes comedy is taken a bit too seriously. Comedy obsessives love not just the jokes, but the mechanics and emotions of the comedy world. There are a raft of comedy documentaries exploring comedy and comedians, but do they really have anything significant to add to the discussion? This series looks at comedy documentaries and whether they’re interesting, insightful, and possibly even…funny?

Comedy and politics have always circled one another. Political cartoons have poked fun at politics for centuries, while politicians have increasingly needed to possess a sense of humor about themselves and their parties. But it’s rare for a comedian to get as immersed as [...]

The Absurd Mayorship of Jón Gnarr, Iceland's Comedian Politician

What is the deal with international comedy? Join me each week to ask that very question in Comedy Tourism as I explore different trends and traditions of how the rest of the world makes funny in their respective native tongues. Don’t forget your passports! Just kidding, you don’t need your passport. Or do you? (You don’t.)

“I googled: can you make fun of everything? And lo and behold it has been researched.”

In 2010 Jón Gnarr, popular Icelandic comedian, took making fun of everything to a new level with his launch of a new political party. And then with 34.7% of the popular vote he actually got elected. [...]