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  1. MarleyIII
    MarleyIII at |

    How is Frank Zappa not on this list? Everything he did was satire!

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    1. Cobra!
      Cobra! at |

      Totally agree!!!!
      Thought the same thing on the way down the list

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    2. Peter Boucher
      Peter Boucher at |

      I never would have thought about Frank Zappa, but your 110% right. Excellent observation !!!

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  2. andy
    andy at |

    surely Hunter was a satirist!

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  3. Mike
    Mike at |

    awesome list very well researched. i love samuel clemens haha

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  4. Brenn
    Brenn at |

    Seriously – Zappa amongst the likes of Twain, Rabelais, and Bierce? You should read Twain, Rabelais, and Bierce, until you realize he's not even in their leagues.

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  5. Dustin
    Dustin at |

    Where is Voltaire? I thought he'd be at the top of this list.

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  6. thelamest(dot)com
    thelamest(dot)com at |

    Great list…I learnt heaps from reading it .

    Charlie Chaplin would be a good inclusion also. His send up of Hitler is probably one of the best known examples of satire

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  7. Trixie
    Trixie at |

    I nominate Oscar Wilde. Fun list though.

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    1. Peter Boucher
      Peter Boucher at |

      Oscar Wilde was another one. Another excellent observation !!!

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  8. Hoosier
    Hoosier at |

    A few exemptions I like : Will Rogers, James Thurber, Kurt Vonnegut.

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  9. Rose
    Rose at |

    A more recent author that should be included is Terry Pratchett

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  10. Eyeless Dog Pawless Dog Loveless Dog
    Eyeless Dog Pawless Dog Loveless Dog at |

    Peter Cook

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  11. Aditya
    Aditya at |

    where is joseph heller???

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  12. Peter Boucher
    Peter Boucher at |

    I have a few that might interest you. Mae West, W.C. Fields, The original movie M*A*S*H*, Lewis Black, Jon Stewart, Steve Colbert, just to name a few.

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  13. Gideon
    Gideon at |

    WHERE IS VOLTAIRE!!!! HE IS THE KING OF SATIRISTS……..

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  14. Jordan Zeidman
    Jordan Zeidman at |

    Kurt Vonnegut. All the way…
    i thought he’d make the list, he’s my favorite author

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  15. ryyguy
    ryyguy at |

    Maddox from The Best Page in The Universe is #1. Hes a pirate and he has big balls.

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  16. gumper
    gumper at |

    you’re all forgetting the true master… Shakespeare. This style was abundant in so many of his pieces and one of the best examples i can think of is mark antony’s “but Brutus was an honorable man” speech. Shakespeare wins nqa

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  17. Conor
    Conor at |

    You forgot trey Parker and Matt stone

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  18. Amy
    Amy at |

    What about George Orwell?

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  19. Rudy Haugeneder
    Rudy Haugeneder at |

    There are a great many somewhat continuous one or two paragraph satirists on the Internet. No, not me, but thousands of great but very obscure writers whose intellect make Bob Dylan seem ordinary. Such satire — also known as contrarians — is what keeps the modern world sane, or as near to it as possible unless, cough, cough, Donald Trump is not a super satirist but a nuclear-ist as his latest tweet about expanding and modernizing America’s nuclear arsenal may reflect: hopefully not. Let Trump be the new Samuel Clemens (AKA as Mark Twain).

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