The Best Satirical Songs in History

The Best Satirical Songs in History

Jim Summaria Steve Martin

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Sun., Jan. 21, 4 p.m. 2018
$22
Satire in music has long been a tradition and a tool used for criticism, whether it’s politics, war, religion or pop culture. Using audio and video clips, David Misch lectures on the some of the most provocative examples of parody songwriting from the past, from Chuck Berry, Randy Newman and Steve Martin to “Weird Al” Yankovic, Amy Schumer and South Park, and everyone in between, including perhaps the greatest musical satirist of all time, Tom Lehrer. The Emmy-nominated Misch is a screenwriter who has written for Mork & Mindy, Police Squad! and Saturday Night Live, and published the books Funny: The Book and A Beginner’s Guide to Corruption.
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