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South Park South Park is an American animated sitcom created by Trey Parker and Matt Stone for the Comedy Central television network.
 


Ovid The Art of Love Publius Ovidius Naso (20 March 43 BCE - 17 or 18 CE), known as Ovid in the English-speaking world, was a Roman poet who is best known as the author of the Heroides, Amores, and Ars Amatoria, three major collections of erotic poetry, the Metamorphoses a mythological hexameter poem, the Fasti, about the Roman calendar, and the Tristia and Epistulae ex Ponto, two collections of poems written in exile on the Black Sea.
 

Juvenal (c. A.D. 55-140) - 16 Satires Decimus Iunius Iuvenalis, known in English as Juvenal, was a Roman poet active in the late 1st and early 2nd century AD, author of the Satires. The details of the author's life are unclear, although references within his text to known persons of the late 1st and early 2nd centuries AD fix his terminus post quem (earliest date of composition).
 

Petronius (c. A.D. 55-140) - Satirae As the title implies the Satyricon is a satire, specifically a Menippean satire, in which Petronius satirizes nearly anything, using his impeccable taste as the only standard.
 


Lucian of Samosata (c. A.D. 160) - True History and "Alexander" Lucian also wrote a satire called The Passing of Peregrinus, in which the lead character, Peregrinus Proteus, takes advantage of the generosity and gullibility of Christians.
 

Jonathan Swift Jonathan Swift (30 November 1667 - 19 October 1745) was an Irish[1] satirist, essayist, political pamphleteer (first for the Whigs, then for the Tories), poet and cleric who became Dean of St. Patrick's, Dublin. He is remembered for works such as Gulliver's Travels, A Modest Proposal, A Journal to Stella, Drapier's Letters, The Battle of the Books, An Argument Against Abolishing Christianity, and A Tale of a Tub.
 


Alexander Pope Alexander Pope (21 May 1688 - 30 May 1744) was a famous eighteenth century English poet, best known for his satirical verse and for his translation of Homer.
 

Bill Hicks William Melvin ''Bill'' Hicks (December 16, 1961 - February 26, 1994) was a seminal American stand-up comedian and social critic. His humor challenged mainstream beliefs, aiming to 'enlighten people to think for themselves.
 

Voltaire A satirical polemicist, he frequently made use of his works to criticize Catholic Church dogma and the French institutions of his day.
 

George Orwell He is best known for the dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949) and the satirical novella Animal Farm (1945).
 

Anatole France France's later works include L'Île des Pingouins (1908) which satirizes human nature by depicting the transformation of penguins into humans - after the animals have been baptized in error by the nearsighted Abbot Mael.
 

Aldous Huxley Aldous Leonard Huxley was an English writer and one of the most prominent members of the famous Huxley family. He spent the later part of his life in the United States, living in Los Angeles from 1937 until his death in 1963. Best known for his novels including Brave New World and wide-ranging output of essays, Huxley also edited the magazine Oxford Poetry, and published short stories, poetry, travel writing, and film stories and scripts.
 

Mark Twain Twain enjoyed immense public popularity, and his keen wit and incisive satire earned him praise from both critics and peers. Upon his death he was lauded as the 'greatest American humorist of his age,' and William Faulkner called Twain 'the father of American literature'.
 

Flannery O'Connor Mary Flannery O'Connor was an American novelist, short-story writer and essayist. An important voice in American literature, O'Connor wrote two novels and 32 short stories, as well as a number of reviews and commentaries.
 

Thomas Nast Thomas Nast was a German-born American caricaturist and editorial cartoonist who is considered to be the 'Father of the American Cartoon.'
 

Stanley Kubrick Kubrick's earlier work is seen by Pauline Kael as more socially liberal than his later work. The early films embody liberal ideals, and the satire of government and military in Dr. Strangelove seems to point to a liberal political perspective.
 

Robert Clark Young One of the guys is a satire about a man impersonating a U.S.
 

Dario Fo Dario Fo (born March 24, 1926) is an Italian satirist, playwright, theater director, actor, and composer. He made 18 satirical monologues where he varied biblical tales to make them political satire.
 

le Canard Enchaîné Le Canard enchaîné (English: The Chained Duck or The Chained Paper) is a satirical newspaper published weekly in France.
 


Private Eye Private Eye is a fortnightly British satirical and current affairs magazine, currently edited by Ian Hislop.
 

Kurt Vonnegut Jr. Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. was an American novelist who wrote works blending satire, black comedy, and science fiction, such as Slaughterhouse-Five (1969), Cat's Cradle (1963), and Breakfast of Champions (1973).
 

Chuck Palahniuk Charles Michael 'Chuck' Palahniuk is an American transgressional fiction novelist and freelance journalist. He is best known for the award-winning novel Fight Club, which was later made into a film directed by David Fincher.
 

Paul Fericano San Francisco native Paul Fericano (born January 16, 1951) is a U.S. poet, writer, and satirist. For more than thirty years his stand-up poetry and controversial satires have been brought to the public's attention mostly through the dedicated efforts of independent publishers and a loyal group of readers.
 

The Onion and The Daily Show The Onion is an American news satire organization. Describing itself as a fake news program, The Daily Show draws its comedy and satire from recent news stories, political figures, media organizations, and often, aspects of the show itself.
 

The Landover Baptist Church The site was created by Chris Harper, who obtained his Master's Degree in English Literature from George Mason University in 1993 after being expelled from Liberty University (founded by Jerry Falwell) in 1989 for producing a satirical radio show which Liberty's administration found offensive.
 

Don DeLillo Many of DeLillo's books (notably White Noise) satirize academia and explore postmodern themes of rampant consumerism, novelty intellectualism, underground conspiracies, the disintegration and re-integration of the family, and the promise of rebirth through violence.
 

Witold Gombrowicz Ferdydurke can be read as a satire on various Polish communities: progressive bourgeoisie, rustic, conservative.
 


Father of the Pride The show employs satire, strong language, black comedy, crude adult comedy, and wit. The series has been criticized because it features anthropomorphic animals, giving it the appearance of a children's show, while including filthy adult jokes. Satirical elements feature very strongly, with topics such as racism and drugs being covered.
 

Joseph Heller Heller is widely regarded as one of the best post-World War II satirists. Although he is remembered primarily for Catch-22, his other works center on the lives of various members of the middle class and remain exemplars of modern satire.
 

Richard Condon Richard Thomas Condon (March 18, 1915 in New York City, New York - April 9, 1996 in Dallas, Texas), was a satirical and thriller novelist best known for conspiratorial books such as The Manchurian Candidate.
 


Spitting Image Spitting Image was a British satirical puppet show which ran on the ITV television network from 1984 to 1996.
 

Flying Spaghetti Monster The Flying Spaghetti Monster (FSM) is the deity of the parody religion the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster or Pastafarianism.
         


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