The Skewer Podcast
About This Show
A live monthly news revue that satirizes the dumb month that was.
Featuring searing op-eds and hilarious debates from Chicago's best writers, The Skewer is a live lit comedy juggernaut that none can resist.
Most Recent Episode
The Skewer 22: September 2017
Oh wow, I say that The Skewer had one of its best shows ever every month, and that's because it's always true, but this month it was EXTRA true. I was honored to host this truly stellar night of comedy & satire, with a searing essay about the political power of art by Skewer co-producer erica dreisbach, a personal account of the unifying power of the eclipse by Kim Nelson, a meditation on the effect of the DACA repeal on a 1.5th generation media journalist from Danette Chavez, a haunting love letter to the maybe-to-be-hit-by-Hurricane-Irma state of South Carolina by Mary Tilden, and one of the most outrageous Skewer debates EVER between Ashley Ray and Ray Goldberg to determine if America's next atomic lover should be Russia or North Korea. Kevin K. Johnson also killed it hosting the Skewer's Fake News game, proving once again that real news is just as horrifying and disheartening as shit he made up. Ah geez but this was a fun night. Enjoy!
Kevin Johnson (fake news game) - 1:30
Tom Harrison - 5:41
erica dreisbach - 19:40
Kim Nelson - 34:03
Kevin Johnson (fake news game) - 43:07
Danette Chavez - 47:30
Mary Tilden - 56:42
Kevin Johnson (fake news game) - 1:07:16
THE SKEWER DEBATE: Ray Goldberg vs. Ashley Ray-Harris - 1:16:20
Rated 5 out of
Smart, hilarious review of the month's news
Eclectic mix of Chicago writers take on the month's news with witty and insightful op-eds. Enough Chicago specifics to give a sense of place but definitely still enjoyable for audiences from elsewhere. The crowning jewel is the debate at the end....with writers arguing over topics like if Kanye or Jeb Bush had the bigger Twitter meltdown, what's not to love? Can't wait to see what they do with the sure to be ridiculous remainder of 2016 elections....looking forward to the comic relief.
Date published: 2016-03-16