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  • MarleyIII

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

    • Cobra!

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

    • Peter Boucher

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

  • andy

    surely Hunter was a satirist!

  • Mike

    awesome list very well researched. i love samuel clemens haha

  • Brenn

    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.

  • Dustin

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

  • thelamest(dot)com

    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

  • I nominate Oscar Wilde. Fun list though.

    • Peter Boucher

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

  • Hoosier

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

  • Rose

    A more recent author that should be included is Terry Pratchett

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    Peter Cook

  • Aditya

    where is joseph heller???

  • Peter Boucher

    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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  • Jordan Zeidman

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

  • ryyguy

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

  • gumper

    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

  • Conor

    You forgot trey Parker and Matt stone

  • Amy

    What about George Orwell?