Late-night Iraq: Monologue joke content and tone from 2003 to 2007

Michel M. Haigh, Aaron Heresco

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

6 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

The current study examines late-night comedy about the war in Iraq. Specifically, a content analysis was conducted to examine late-night comedy jokes from March 2003 to March 2007. Results indicate jokes told (N = 986) about Iraq were anti-war, had a negative tone, and depicted the U.S. government negatively. The most common type of comedy employed to discuss Iraq was informative. The topics discussed in the jokes varied. The study also found differences in comedian ideology (anti-war), tone, and depiction of the U.S. government over time.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)157-173
Number of pages17
JournalMass Communication and Society
Volume13
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2010

Fingerprint

joke
Iraq
content analysis
ideology

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Communication

Cite this

Haigh, Michel M. ; Heresco, Aaron. / Late-night Iraq : Monologue joke content and tone from 2003 to 2007. In: Mass Communication and Society. 2010 ; Vol. 13, No. 2. pp. 157-173.
@article{83630029e30a48a682f7d25ac2116d69,
title = "Late-night Iraq: Monologue joke content and tone from 2003 to 2007",
abstract = "The current study examines late-night comedy about the war in Iraq. Specifically, a content analysis was conducted to examine late-night comedy jokes from March 2003 to March 2007. Results indicate jokes told (N = 986) about Iraq were anti-war, had a negative tone, and depicted the U.S. government negatively. The most common type of comedy employed to discuss Iraq was informative. The topics discussed in the jokes varied. The study also found differences in comedian ideology (anti-war), tone, and depiction of the U.S. government over time.",
author = "Haigh, {Michel M.} and Aaron Heresco",
year = "2010",
month = "4",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1080/15205430903014884",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "13",
pages = "157--173",
journal = "Mass Communication and Society",
issn = "1520-5436",
publisher = "Routledge",
number = "2",

}

Late-night Iraq : Monologue joke content and tone from 2003 to 2007. / Haigh, Michel M.; Heresco, Aaron.

In: Mass Communication and Society, Vol. 13, No. 2, 01.04.2010, p. 157-173.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

TY - JOUR

T1 - Late-night Iraq

T2 - Monologue joke content and tone from 2003 to 2007

AU - Haigh, Michel M.

AU - Heresco, Aaron

PY - 2010/4/1

Y1 - 2010/4/1

N2 - The current study examines late-night comedy about the war in Iraq. Specifically, a content analysis was conducted to examine late-night comedy jokes from March 2003 to March 2007. Results indicate jokes told (N = 986) about Iraq were anti-war, had a negative tone, and depicted the U.S. government negatively. The most common type of comedy employed to discuss Iraq was informative. The topics discussed in the jokes varied. The study also found differences in comedian ideology (anti-war), tone, and depiction of the U.S. government over time.

AB - The current study examines late-night comedy about the war in Iraq. Specifically, a content analysis was conducted to examine late-night comedy jokes from March 2003 to March 2007. Results indicate jokes told (N = 986) about Iraq were anti-war, had a negative tone, and depicted the U.S. government negatively. The most common type of comedy employed to discuss Iraq was informative. The topics discussed in the jokes varied. The study also found differences in comedian ideology (anti-war), tone, and depiction of the U.S. government over time.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=77951576416&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=77951576416&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1080/15205430903014884

DO - 10.1080/15205430903014884

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:77951576416

VL - 13

SP - 157

EP - 173

JO - Mass Communication and Society

JF - Mass Communication and Society

SN - 1520-5436

IS - 2

ER -