Stepping backwards with disability humor? The case of NY Gov. David Paterson’s representation on ‘Saturday Night Live’

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Beth Haller ; Amy Bree Becker (2014)
  • Publisher: The Ohio State University Libraries
  • Journal: Disability Studies Quarterly (issn: 1041-5718, eissn: 2159-8371)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.18061/dsq.v34i1.3459
  • Subject: blindness | disability humor | TV comedy shows | skit comedy | politicians | Social Sciences | H

In the modern era, discerning TV viewers know the shows that trade in cheap laughs by making fun of people with disabilities are not tapping into much creativity. So it was a surprise in 2008 when the highly regarded comedy show Saturday Night Live (SNL) stooped to that... View more
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