Paul Krassner

Paul Krassner

Paul Krassner is an American author, journalist, stand-up comedian, and the founder, editor and a frequent contributor to the freethought magazine 'The Realist', first published in 1958. Krassner became a key figure in the counterculture of the 1960s as a member of Ken Kesey's Merry Pranksters and a founding member of the Yippies. Wikipedia*

On the C-SPAN Networks:
Paul Krassner has six videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1990 Forum. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 1998 with an average of 601 views per program. Most appearances with Donald Fiedler (2).

Appearances by Title:c. January 1, 1958 - Present Founder, [Realist, The] Videos: 6

Recent Appearances

  • <em>Who's to Say What's Obscene?</em>

    Who's to Say What's Obscene?

    Paul Krassner talked about his book Who’s to Say What’s Obscene? Politics, Culture and Comedy in America Today (City Lights…

  • Political Satire in America

    Political Satire in America

    A panel discussion was held on political satire in America. The panelists shared samples of their work and Lewis Lapham read…

  • The Art of Writing Political Satire

    The Art of Writing Political Satire

    Journalists talked about the intersection of politics and comedy and the art of writing political satire. Mr. Hitchens…

  • An Evening with Paul Krassner

    An Evening with Paul Krassner

    Mr. Krassner performed his humorous routine at a meeting of the Alliance of Humanist, Atheist and Ethical Culture…

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