A still from "The Death of Stalin." (IFC Films)

Giggling at the Gulag

"The Death of Stalin" turns tyranny into comedy.


The Elephant in the Comedy Club

A troupe of popular young comics avoids mixing humor and politics in Rwanda.

SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- "Kristen Stewart" Episode 1717 -- Pictured: (l-r) Alec Baldwin as President Donald J. Trump, Mikey Day as advisor Steve Bannon during the Oval Office Cold Open on February 4th, 2017 -- (Photo by: Will Heath/NBC)

Laughing All the Way to Autocracy

Jokes can stop a society’s slide into dictatorship — but not if they focus on the vanities and quirks of the would-be dictators.

<> on April 2, 2011 in Pyongyang, North Korea.

Longform’s Picks of the Week

The best stories from around the world.


Meet the Comedian Making Saudis Laugh About Driving Laws

Fahad Albutairi is revolutionizing Saudi Arabia's comedy scene. This month, he sat down with FP to talk about launching his career on YouTube, going to school in Texas, and walking the fine line of funny and political.


5 Foreign-Policy Interviews That Will Most Make Us Miss Jon Stewart

Jon Stewart is ending a strong run of foreign-policy interviews.