Best Satire Sites and Shows for Teens

From hilarious headlines to pretend pundits, satire is a huge force in both news and entertainment. Sometimes, it's way too easy to mistake satire for fake news, which can leave kids (and parents) confused. The main difference -- and the one that makes it such a popular genre with tweens and teens -- is that satire uses humor or exaggeration to make a point. These satire sources can be a great way to get young adults interested in current events. Before you know it, your kids might be using our list of the Best News Sources for Kids just so they can laugh along with their favorite TV hosts.

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The Borowitz Report Website Poster Image
Satirical blog's political coverage may confuse some kids.
URL: http://www.newyorker.com/humor/borowitz-report
(2017)
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Mapleworth Murders TV Poster Image
Pleasant, funny murder mystery parody feels dated.
Network: Quibi
(2020)
(2020)
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The Onion Website Poster Image
Mock news articles meant for a mature audience.
URL: http://www.theonion.com
(2017)
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TheDailyShow Website Poster Image
Edgy political satire from the popular TV show.
URL: http://www.thedailyshow.com/
(2007)
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The Daily Show with Trevor Noah TV Poster Image
Funny, satirical news softer than Stewart, best for teens.
Network: Comedy Central
(2015)
(2015)
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Full Frontal with Samantha Bee TV Poster Image
Fun, sharp late-night satire with Bee's usual smart humor.
Network: TBS
(2016)
(2016)
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The Late Show with Stephen Colbert TV Poster Image
Razor-sharp sampler of celebs, politics, and pop culture.
Network: CBS
(2015)
(2015)
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The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore TV Poster Image
Edgy, satirical take on the news is OK for older teens.
Network: Comedy Central
(2015)
(2015)
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Onion News Network TV Poster Image
Savage satire of cable network news with mature content.
Network: IFC
(2011)
(2011)
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Saturday Night Live TV Poster Image
Legendary late-night show funny for teens and up.
Network: NBC
(2005)
(1975)
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American Vandal TV Poster Image
Language, high school sex jokes in wry true-crime satire.
Network: Netflix
(2017)
(2017)
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Key & Peele TV Poster Image
Witty sketch comedy series takes on race, stereotypes.
Network: Comedy Central
(2012)
(2012)
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The Kids in the Hall TV Poster Image
Cross-dressing + Canadians = classic sketch comedy laughs.
Network: Syndicated
(2008)
(1988)
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The Larry Sanders Show TV Poster Image
Dry late-show satire aims jokes, language at adults.
Network: IFC
(2011)
(1992)
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Last Week Tonight with John Oliver TV Poster Image
Funny, smart news-driven talk show with strong language.
Network: HBO
(2014)
(2014)
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South Park TV Poster Image
Outrageous, shocking humor carries a message.
Network: Comedy Central, UPN
(2005)
(1997)
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FunnyorDie Website Poster Image
Free-for-all open mic for comedians and wannabes.
URL: http://www.funnyordie.com
(2007)
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The Politician TV Poster Image
Violence, murder, dark dealings in high school-set drama.
Network: Netflix
(2019)
(2019)
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Robot Chicken TV Poster Image
Quirky animated series is too edgy for young kids.
Network: Cartoon Network
(2006)
(2005)
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Black Mirror TV Poster Image
British sci-fi series is violent and thought-provoking.
Network: Netflix
(2014)
(2014)
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Veep TV Poster Image
Lots o' language doesn't detract from hilarious satire.
Network: HBO
(2012)
(2012)
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Who Is America? TV Poster Image
Sacha Baron Cohen's return mixes politics and poop jokes.
Network: Showtime
(2018)
(2018)
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