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Pink Scare: Gays are the New Communists
The Sochi Games are over and Propagator TV revisits Russia's relationship with homosexuality. Warning: the threat of communism is still here and it's queer.
Justin, Just Don’t
Justin Trudeau is at it again, and by "it" I mean cracking bad jokes and apologizing for them. Who is going to step in and tell him to lay off the stand up?
The Fair Elections Act and the Minister of State for Democratic Reduction
Rick Mercer questions Canada's bragging rights for being one of the world's greatest democracies in light of Pierre Poilievre's so-called Fair Elections Act.
Virgin for a Valentine?
Be Virgin Mobile's valentine or homeless children will die. That's the gist of Sir Richard Branson's latest charity venture. Feel the love?
Happy Valentine’s Day, Alberta Tar Sands
Stephen Harper may be an arch-conservative, but there's nothing conservative about how he expresses his undying love for the Alberta Tar Sands.
Saving the Olympics from Themselves
Fear Sochi is going to be sucky? Jerky LeBoeuf does too, so he blows bong hits of advice in the face of all that blows about the Olympics.
The Thin Red Budget Line: Fantino and Veterans
Rick Mercer goes the whole nine yards in his denunciation of Minister of Veterans' Affairs Julian Fantino for his disdain for those he's supposed to serve.
Weather Amnesia: The Thermometer Needle and the Damage Done
Polar vortex? Janus? Snowmageddon? It's winter in Canada. Get over it. Rick Mercer worries more about our failing memory than the falling mercury.
Jobs Program Fiction: Money for Nothing
Think 2014 will be less scandalous than 2013? The Conservatives are sure banking on it. But if you do, Rick Mercer has got a Jobs Program to sell you.
No Door-to-Door, No Debate
The Harper Government is axing home deliveries to urban Canadians. A strategy for boosting fitness or a death sentence to seniors and the disabled?
Skylar Murphy’s Law: Anything White People Can Get Away with, White People Will Get Away with
Move over Al-Qaeda, Edmonton airport security is now arming passengers with pipe bombs! A justifiably angry Danish Anwar explains.
Must Mulcair Ask Himself “What Would Justin Trudeau Do” (WWJTD)?
Mulcair is killing it in Question Period but he's getting killed in the polls by that hairdo heading the Liberal Party. Hendry to the rescue.
10 News Stories We Would Have Paid Attention to if We Weren’t so Obsessed with Rob Ford
Like it or not, Rob Ford owned 2013. But lost in his huge shadow were some truly great stories. Amanda Barker makes a list. Check it twice!
Top 13 Riotwire Posts of 2013
With 2014 now upon us, let's take a moment and look back at the some of the highlights from Riotwire's inaugural calendar year.
Christmas Cheers and Jeers
First Church of the Market
With the Christmas holiday season upon us, Dave Martin takes stock of who we are really praying to. Or should I say, paying to....
Christmas Cheers and Jeers
Christy Clark and Jesus Get their Holiday Frack On
Dan Murphy explains how the only thing Christy Clark can hope for to make sense of her pro-fracking position is a little help from our Lord and Saviour.
Rob and Doug Ford Get a Crack at Reprising “The Great White North”
Bob and Doug McKenzie can "take off, eh" because Rob and Doug Ford have usurped their spot as the two biggest hosers on Canadian television.
Give the Gift of a Christmas Goat
Christmas got your goat? Step back from the raging madness of that most capitalistic of times and give to those in need a gift that keeps on giving life.
November Rain: The PMO Scandal
Rick Mercer argues that the RCMP investigation into the senate scandal plaguing the PMO leaves Harper with only one defence: full-blown psychosis.
Why Should YOU Care About Gen Y’s Underemployment and (lack of) Income?
Planning on selling your house one day to help fund your retirement? Good luck finding a millenial who will be able to afford it.