Satire is an advanced form of humor, usually in a personal and social context, often on different levels. Satirists are in many ways commentators, using stories as their medium to explore ideas, situations, and social issues. The situations are metaphors, often for complex issues where logic is used as a weapon to expose absurdities and injustices.
Satire dates back at least to the ancient Greeks, where plays and books satirized the pomposities of the day. Modern satirists are often writers and comedians, using analogies and logical developments of situations to lampoon institutions like politics.
Examples of satire