When Jon Stewart left television in 2015, he said he was tired of being angry for laughs. The rebirthed version is very serious and is forcing real change.
Dr Allaina Kilby is a lecturer at Swansea University and is an active researcher in the fields of journalism, political communication and satire. Her work is concerned with how politics and current affairs are presented to news audiences and how audiences engage with politics as active citizens. Allaina's research work thus far has involved large scale quantitative and qualitative analysis of devolved political news reporting of the 4 UK nations and broadcast news reporting of the 2015 General Election. Allaina is currently researching the links between populism and political satire and the role of emotion in satirical reporting in the era of Donald Trump.