His successive election victories led to Turkey being held up as a beacon for Islamic democracy. Now Erdogan has become impregnable
A German law which prevents citizens insulting a foreign head of state could come into conflict with European human rights legislation, which values freedom of political expression
In my piece, several stark-naked Xhosa teenagers suggest our British narrator is oppressed because he's wearing trousers, and remove them
Playwright Richard Bean has never shied away from incendiary issues. So what’s drawn him to, er, snooker? Holly Williams finds out
British satire isn’t dead so much as sleeping - someone give me a nudge when it wakes up
Another leading Charlie Hebdo dissident, Zineb El Rhazoui, spoke of a “deep malaise” at the magazine
On 26 February, Spitting Image will celebrate its 30 birthday. BBC Four will mark the occasion with a special episode of Arena which promises to tell the “vexed and frequently hilarious story” of the sketch show which ran for 21 series between 1984 and 1996 and marked a high point in British satire.
John Fortune was the comedian and satirist best known for his work on the long-running television comedy series Bremner, Bird and Fortune, together with fellow comics Rory Bremner and John Bird, that ran for 16 series from 1999 to 2010.
An entire class of children was evacuated from a swimming pool after a prosthetic leg was mistaken for a paedophile.
More than a million pictures have been scanned from texts published in the 17th to the 19th centuries
Superficial but fun, this satire describes life for Chinese old money and nouveaux
Menier Chocolate Factory, London
It could be called ‘Gouge-Eye 2’ or ‘Stab-Leg 2’, but this sequel is more moral than its prototype
When David Beckham turned up at the Royal Wedding, many were baffled by the friendship between the footballer and the future King. What on earth could they have to talk about? Grammar and hair products, for a start. At least that's how William Gaminara imagines it in his witty new comedy, The Three Lions.
Given that I'm currently embroiled in a bitter political battle against my local council (albeit with the hearty support of my MP) I might be Steve Richards' toughest audience member tonight, somewhat resistant to the idea that politicians are human beings, insecure and tortured by dilemma.
America, but with humour and panache