“A Suit Tailor-Made for Someone Else:” The Impact of Race and Gender in Shaping Opportunity and Expectations for Political Comedians

Merchant, Shaan


  • Based on the reviews of Stephen Colbert, Trevor Noah, and Samantha Bee’s political comedy shows, this paper examines the impact of comedians’ race and gender on the way they are received. The coverage, critical reception, content-based expectations and freedom of self-definition for political comedians with minority social locations are considerably different from those of white, male political ... read more
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