Video: satire

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Content Provider.

Stewart Lee: Content Provider (2018) — Awkward Films

28 July 2018

Stewart Lee's 2017/18 touring stand-up show, recorded live at the Palace Theatre, Southend-on-Sea, in April 2018.

Satire and Censorship.

Ian Hislop, Private Eye, on satire, censorship, and the future of print — MRS

14 March 2018

Watch the full keynote interview with Ian Hislop, editor of Private Eye, at Impact 2018 — the MRS Annual Conference.

Jeremy Bernard Corbyn ‘What Was Done’

Jeremy Bernard Corbyn ‘What Was Done’ — Bonnie Prince Bob

2 May 2017

Bonnie Prince Bob reflects on the political history that led to the appointment of England's greatest ever Prime Minister ‘Jeremy Corbyn’. If you enjoyed this production and would like to support future work then please consider donating to Discontent/Bonnie Prince Bob here:

Stewart Lee in Conversation with Alan Moore.

Stewart Lee in Conversation with Alan Moore — Faber & Faber

6 October 2016

Acclaimed comedian Stewart Lee joins the legendary writer Alan Moore to talk politics, satire, their new books and what it means to be a ‘Content Provider’.

Mark Thomas: Thatcher v Cameron.

Mark Thomas: Thatcher v Cameron — The Artist Taxi Driver

4 June 2016

Comedian Mark Thomas talks to the Artist Taxi Driver about the differences between the governments of Margaret Thatcher and David Cameron, the EU referendum and racism.

Capitalism is psychopathy.

Capitalism is psychopathy — The Dossier

28 April 2016

Mashup of Sandi Toksvig's The Man: When a Harvard graduate economist arrives at a country hotel she assumes she is there to discuss taking over some of her retiring father's clientele. She is greeted by a middle-aged couple but the man she assumes to be the butler is actually a very powerful person indeed and she soon finds herself caught up in an operation to manipulate world events to benefit the rich and powerful.

Martin Rowson.

the Tories a bucket of shit!!! — ChunkyMark

29 March 2016

The Artist Taxi Driver has a chat with cartoonist and author Martin Rowson.

Nathan Barley.

Nathan Barley (2005) — Charlie Brooker and Chris Morris, Talkback Productions

17 February 2016

British TV series that satirised ‘hipster’ and ‘clickbait’ culture before they appeared. Nathan Barley, played by Nicholas Burns, is a webmaster, guerrilla filmmaker, screenwriter, DJ and in his own words, a “self-facilitating media node”. Whilst desperate to convince himself and others that he is the epitome of urban cool, Nathan is secretly terrified he might not be, which is why he reads Sugar Ape magazine, his bible of cool.

Aamer Rahman.

Reverse Racism — Aamer Rahman, Fear of a Brown Planet

17 February 2016

Comedian Aamer Rahman defines ‘reverse racism’.

Frankie Boyle's Election Autopsy.

Frankie Boyle's Election Autopsy — BBC

17 May 2015

Recorded in front of a passionate crowd in London's historic Wilton's Music Hall, the show features Frankie Boyle at his brilliant best doing stand-up, review, discussion and audience interaction — all in an attempt to make sense of the remarkable general election results. Throughout the show, Boyle makes a series of bold and often outrageous statements about the vote. He's joined by a range of guests including Sara Pascoe, Katherine Ryan and Akala, who are on hand to take him to task over his claims — before the audience decide whether he's right or wrong.

Punchlines for Progress.

Punchlines for Progress — Marie Wustner, Approach Productions

26 August 2014

Punchlines for Progress assembles some of the best American political satirists to highlight the power and importance of the court jester. From the Red Scare through today this tradition continues to inform and speak truth to power. Featuring Amy Goodman, Lenny Bruce, George Carlin, Jon Stewart, Steven Colbert, and Martin Luther King Jr. among others.

Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle.

Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle (Series 3, 2014) — Stewart Lee & Chris Morris, BBC

4 March 2014

Stewart Lee's award-winning stand-up series returns after a three year absence, as he takes on six new subjects in his own unique style.

Beer Hall Putsch.

Doug Stanhope: Beer Hall Putsch (2013) — Doug Stanhope & Jay Karas

9 January 2014

Named after Hitler's failed coup attempt, Beer Hall Putsch brings you deeper into acerbic comic Doug “philosopher” Stanhope's twisted world with his newest one hour stand-up special filmed live at Dante's in Portland.

The Eric Andre Show.

The Eric André Show — Eric André & Hannibal Buress, AbsoLutely Productions

6 October 2013

This show is light-years ahead of any other: satirical and subversive, it says “fuck you” to the mainstream drivel you see everywhere. If you don't understand it, you may want to take time out to reconsider your life.

The Power of the Political Cartoon: Martin Rowson.

The Power of the Political Cartoon: Martin Rowson — RSA

12 June 2013

Satirical cartoonist Martin Rowson takes a look at political satire.

Mark Steel.

University of Sussex, Anti-Privatisation Movement — Mark Steel

27 February 2013

Comedian Mark Steel addresses protestors at the University of Sussex, Anti-Privatisation Movement.

"But... seriously"

“But... seriously” (1993) — Crystal, Berner & Lieberman

25 July 2012

Thought-provoking feature-length documentary which combines historical news footage with vintage concert and club footage from America's most revered comedians and showcases their interpretations of the American experience.

Mark Thomas.

Alive: Mark Thomas — UnderCurrents

30 August 2011

Filmed a few years ago, Thomas was really on form here.

A Cunt: My Political Life.

Tony Blair book relaunch — The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

17 August 2011

Blair touts his new book in the US with Jon Stewart.

The Juice News.

News World Order, The War on Journalism (ft. Julian Assange) — Rap News 5

4 January 2011

The Juice Media rip into Rumsfeld and Bill O'Really.

The Common People.

The Common People

26 April 2010

Cameron sings the truth to the British electorate about what he needs to do to get in, and what he'd do if he gets there.


The National Council For Redemption And Salvation And The Restoration Of Democracy

13 March 2010

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away...

Dimbleby stops at a KFC.

David Dimbleby goes ‘Bullingdon’ — The Impostors

3 March 2010

Dimbleby takes a Bullingdon Club day out round Britain.

William Hague MP.

Jeremy Clarkson interviews William Hague MP — The Impostors

3 March 2010

The two chat about Hague's recent purchase of a Ferrari and his past ‘dogging’ adventures.

Marriage of convenience.

The Bush-Saudi love affair — The Impostors

3 March 2010

The former US president went on an official date with the Saudi king.

Former First Lady.

First Lady: White House Correspondents' Association Dinner — The Dossier

3 March 2010

Laura Bush has a few things she wants to say, for a change.

Outlaw Comic: The Censoring of Bill Hicks.

Outlaw Comic: The Censoring of Bill Hicks — Andy Schatzberg & Abigail Shafran

3 August 2009

Documentary about the career of Bill Hicks, whose comedy hit home everywhere — except in his own country, the United States.

Yes Minister.

Yes Minister — Antony Jay & Jonathan Lynn

3 August 2009

British satire at its best. This series from the 1980s lays open the inner-workings of the British government, as witnessed through the interaction between a government minister and the civil service. You will see how the ‘elite’ cleverly manipulate elected politicians in order to protect their interests.

Charlie Brooker's Newswipe.

Charlie Brooker's Newswipe — Charlie Brooker

8 April 2009

Satirical look at news reporting.

The New Statesman.

The New Statesman — Laurence Marks & Maurice Gran

8 April 2009

Brilliant political satire centred around conservative MP Alan B'Stard. Watch this and you'll understand the Tory mindset. This was made 20 years ago, but is still relevant today.

Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle.

Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle — Stewart Lee

24 March 2009

Series marking the return to television, after a decade's absence, of one of Britain's most highly regarded stand-up comedians. more »

Silly Money.

Silly Money — Bremner Bird & Fortune

3 November 2008

A satirical four-part look at the global financial system.

Brass Eye.

Brass Eye (1997) — Christopher Morris

20 July 2008

Series of satirical spoof documentaries that fool British MPs and celebrities.

The Day Today.

The Day Today (1994) — Armando Iannucci

20 July 2008

Current affairs news parody featuring Chris Morris and Steve Coogan.

George Carlin.

Education and the ‘elite’ — George Carlin

29 June 2008

The so-called ‘elite’ do not want you to think critically — watch this and you'll know why. Carlin died in June 2008, aged 71.

This is satire.

Tony Blair: Narcissistic Personality Disorder

2 June 2008

Former Prime Minister of Britain launches new “faith foundation” to tackle poverty and conflict, and, er, unite the world's religions.

Son of a Caltex accountant.

The Falafel-Guy Fatwa — Countdown with Keith Olbermann

17 May 2008

Expert analysis of Bill O'Reilly's meltdown on Inside Edition.

In this clip we see the reaction of the show's producer to O'Reilly's outburst.

Doug Stanhope, Go Home.

Doug Stanhope, Go Home — Doug Stanhope

3 January 2008

American comic Doug Stanhope takes on the issue of immigration.

John Bird & John Fortune.

Iraqi Oil — Bird and Fortune

4 November 2007

Interview with a Counselor from the British Embassy in Washington.

Charlie Brooker.

TV News — Charlie Brooker's Screenwipe

14 October 2007

This edition focuses on TV news and how it has changed over the years. The programme includes a special report from Adam Curtis.

Maybe you can hire the Bush Team.

The Bush-Team — Nuff Respect

7 October 2007

If you can find them, maybe you can hire... the Bush-Team.

Is this real?

Osama Bin Laden 6th Anniversary Video — Central Intelligence Agency

7 October 2007

Al-Qaeda's number-one has recorded another video blog.

Don't Watch That, Watch This

Don't Watch That, Watch This (series 3, global edition) — VERA Productions

25 December 2006

BBC archive put to good use; Bush and Blair remixed. Global version edited by GanjaSound for theDossier.


Afghanistan — Bremner, Bird & Fortune

18 December 2006

Satirical look at British and American foreign policy towards Afghanistan over the years. (The war couldn't have anything to do with a pipeline, could it?)

Imagine This.

Imagine This — Cal-TV

9 December 2006

George Bush covers Lennon's Imagine. Track produced by WaxAudio, video made by Cal-TV.

Bush video-conference.

Bush Video-Conference with US Troops — Saturday Night Live

22 October 2006

Bush goes live with troops in Iraq, in an unrehearsed manner.

John Reid MP, in Iraq.

John Reid MP in Iraq — The Impostors

18 October 2006

When Reid was British Secretary of State for Defence, he visited Iraq. Luckily, there was a translator fluent in bullshit.

Straight Talk About Today's Markets.

Straight Talk About Today's Markets — Saturday Night Live

26 September 2006

Peter Burke, CEO of Global Century Investments, gives his advice to the general public.

Presidents Bush and Karzai.

Karzai and Bush press conference — The Dossier

17 September 2006

Bush thanks the Afghan president for his commitment to drug-running and an equal society where the Taliban now vote. Karzai is privileged to be in the White House with the usual “drug dealers, mafia and the producers of the heroin labs”.


The Beatz R Rockin' — George Bush

20 August 2006

W cutz it like it is — beatbox style — with support from DJ Dicky C.

"I wanna take you to a gay bar"

Gay Bar — Bush 'n' Blair

20 August 2006

An alternative video for the track Gay Bar by Electric Six.

"Sunday bloody Sunday"

Sunday Bloody Sunday — George Bush

20 August 2006

No information available on who produced this.

The Bush Pilot.

The Bush Pilot — NDR, German TV

19 August 2006

An insight into the inner-workings of George W Bush.

Stewart Lee.

Stewart Lee: Stand-up Comedian

3 July 2006

A polemical look at America, recorded live at The Stand in Glasgow, during Lee's tour in 2005.

Black Bush.

Black Bush — Dave Chappelle

24 April 2006

President Black Bush presents his case for war with evidence of aluminium tubes and ‘yellow cake’.

History of Oil.

Robert Newman's History of Oil — Robert Newman

13 April 2006

The comedian and author gets to grips with the wars and politics of the last hundred years — but rather than adhering to the history we were fed at school, he places oil centre-stage as the cause of all the commotion. Excellent and factual, Newman tells it how it is.

All to Blame.

All to Blame — The Dossier

12 March 2006

“How can we still succeed, taking what we don't need?”

Amerikan Idiot.

Amerikan Idiot — The Dossier

26 January 2006

The music video Green Day could have done for their track American Idiot.

Don't Watch That, Watch This!

Don't Watch That, Watch This (series 2, global edition) — VERA Productions

21 January 2006

Political satire featuring, among others, George Bush and Tony Blair. True bootleg mash-up style using BBC archive footage. Global version edited by GanjaSound for theDossier.

Beneath Iraq and a Hard  Place.

Beneath Iraq and a Hard Place (2006) — Vera Productions

11 January 2006

What has happened in the two years since the troops arrived in Iraq? In 48 minutes of sketches, monologue, animation and reworked archive, Rory Bremner brings us up to date and tells the tale of life between Iraq and a hard place.

The Thick of It.

The Thick of It — Armando Iannucci

7 November 2005

Armando Iannucci's dark political comedy set in the corridors of British government.

Bush & Blair sing.

The Price of Oil — The Dossier

21 June 2005

George Bush and Tony Blair sing for their supper.

The Prescott punch.

Renegade Crime Wave — The Impostors

31 May 2005

Deputy prime minister John Prescott comes out punching in support of US foreign policy.

Music: The Phantom (turntable scratch mix) by Renegade Soundwave.

Capstone Cops.

Capstone Cops — The Impostors

25 April 2005

The secret services have almost finished building the ‘pyramid of paranoia’.

Planet Trust.

Planet Trust — The Dossier

3 April 2005

Seven-minute promo for the film Why We Fight by Eugene Jarecki.

Music: Planet Dust by Bad Company.

Osama and US.

Osama and US — Channel 4

12 March 2005

Jamie Campbell and Joel Wilson go on the hunt for Osama bin Laden, in order to claim the $25million reward offered by the US government. Their search leads them to, er, Crawford, Texas — home of George Bush.

John "skull&bones" Kerry.

Revolution: World of Evil — Coldcut vs TV Sheriff

7 March 2005

Simply brilliant audio and video manipulation.

Re:volution [top secret mix] — 45 minutes

Beyond Iraq and a Hard Place.

Beyond Iraq and a Hard Place — Bremner, Bird & Fortune

19 January 2005

The follow-up to Between Iraq and a Hard Place by Vera Productions. Once again, well-researched, brilliant satire.

Don't Watch That, Watch This.

Don't Watch That, Watch This (theDossier edit) — Vera Productions

17 January 2005

Political satire from Vera Productions that uses edited footage of celebrities and politicians to create a whole new take on reality. Remixed by The Impostors.

"read my lips"

Bushwacked2 — Cartel Communique

27 June 2004

State of the Union remix. More clips by Cartel Communique here.

Bill Hicks.

Sane Man (1989) — Bill Hicks, Sacred Cow Productions

1 November 2003

Hicks unfortunately died in 1994, aged 32.

Doug Stanhope.

Word of Mouth (2002) — Doug Stanhope, Sacred Cow Productions

1 November 2003

The ‘axis of evil’ CNN drinking game, and is George W Bush a president or an exorcist?

S-11 Redux.

S-11 Redux: (Channel) Surfing the Apocalypse — Guerrilla News Network

1 November 2003

Sound-bite blitzkrieg challenging the messages we have been fed from the mainstream media.

Between Iraq and a Hard Place.

Between Iraq and a Hard Place — Bremner, Bird & Fortune

1 November 2003

Brilliant satire by Vera Productions.