Some will argue that comedy is the highest form of criticism.  I would agree, not the least because it is also arguably the most penetrating form of criticism.  Which is one reason why writers and artists throughout history have used satire to throw barbs at politicians and tyrants.  The other reason being that comedy can lightly camouflage the criticism, if done well, under a cloak of artistic intent - even as the criticism unflinchingly hits the mark.


It's all in good fun you see.  And if the target of the criticism squirms, well, people do not like a tyrant who's also not a good sport.  So let's see who flinches at this: