Comedy in a Time of Crisis

A man walks through the corridors of the Capitol, holding a Confederate flag
Charlie Chaplin, The Great Dictator (1940)
The Fight Between Carnival and Lent, by Peter Bruegel the Elder (1559)
A woodcut frontispiece of an English ballad, The World Turned Upside Down (1646)
The Bathos, by William Hogarth (1764)
Fawlty Towers, written by John Cleese and Connie Booth (1975)
An octopus is arrested, Extinction Rebellion (2019)
“Be realistic, demand the impossible”, graffiti in Paris (1968)
Marshall Islands, a graveyard slowly disappears into the sea.



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Sam J Knights

Sam J Knights

writer, actor, activist, clown | writing about imagination, revolution, and the end of the world