“An Examination of The 1/2 Hour News Hour and An American Carol” on Splitsider today looks at why conservative political humor has failed. The crux of the argument is here:
So where Surnow was wrong was in presuming that effective comedy tilts right or left, because the tilt of truly effective comedy, comedy that affects and resonates, is either inwards or upwards.
And the concept may resonate beyond the world of comedy.
Bottom line though, which is somewhat supported in the piece, I think conservatives generally don’t have as good a sense of humor.