Northern Star

‘Memorandum’ parallels modern life, also entertains

Troy Doetch

February 6, 2011

Billed as a 1960s Czechoslovakian absurdist black comedy The Memorandum by Václav Havel suggests that it may go over the audience's head. The parables to the communist regime might exclude the everyman, and the Kafkaesque themes of painful bureaucracy may seem uncomfortably dry. Curiously, the School...

The affects of political comedy like Colbert Report, Daily show

Zachary Brictson

November 8, 2010

The popularity and recent noise over Comedy Central's satirical news hosts, John Stewart and Stephen Colbert, raises questions over how much influence the two men and their shows have. Airing four times a week, ‘The Daily Show' and ‘The Colbert Report' cover news about domestic affairs, world ev...