It’s a bit like writing a poem.
“The joke is what it is,” said Mark Cuban, the host of the satirical political comedy show “Political Corruption” on ABC Radio Melbourne.
But Cuban said there is a big difference between what’s politically correct and what’s not.
“It’s like a poem is like a story,” he said.
“You have to understand what’s the joke, you can’t just make up a story out of whole cloth.”
That’s what makes Cuban’s political satire so effective.
Political corruption and political satire is a tricky combination.
“When you write a political satire, it’s really about what the people want to hear,” he told 7.30.
“If you have a joke about how bad it is, that will be very successful.
The comedy duo recently released a new special called “Politics in Your Face”. “
So, you have to have a good balance.”
The comedy duo recently released a new special called “Politics in Your Face”.
In the special, Cuban plays an Australian politician with a history of corruption, who is trying to get a political pardon from the federal government.
“A lot of people think that if they can get a politician to agree to this, then they can take it away,” Cuban told 7:30.
He said that is a false choice.
“I don’t think it’s fair to the politicians to say, ‘Well, I’ll do it,’ because you can just give away their political pardon,” Cubans said.
Cuban is also known for making jokes about politicians.
In the episode, he says: “I think you’d better come to the election with your head down, because I’m telling you, the guy’s a bully.”
And in the next episode, a woman is accused of being a political whore.
“In this country, I think we should all be talking about politics,” Cubanas said.
But the comedian said he believes politicians can be honest.
“Politics is a way of communicating, it is a conversation, it has a place in our society,” he explained.
“And I think people can have a really good time and be really, really productive if they do it properly.”
A special on political corruption and satire in Australia is scheduled to air on ABC radio on Monday night.