Charles Demers

Charles Demers is an author, comedian, and political activist, as well as a regular performer on CBC Radio One's The Debaters, and co-host of Citytv's comedic panel show The CityNews List in Vancouver.

Charles Demers
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Jun 22, 2013
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On James Gandolfini and Tony Soprano

Charles Demers
Gandolfini's tragically premature death wasn't "celebrity news" -- it was a gutting loss from the world of art.
News
Apr 12, 2013

Of 'illegal immigrants' and 'democratic socialism'

Charles Demers
I'll call myself a democratic socialist once some of the democratic capitalists start coming out of the closet. The Liberals and Conservatives can add it to their preambles.
Book Review
Mar 3, 2011
Satiristas

Celebrating comic subversives

Charles Demers
Lily Tomlin, Stephen Colbert , Robin Williams, Roseanne Barr, The Smothers Brothers are just a few of the portraits in Satiristas -- a book about wise-cracking (and political) comics.
News
Mar 17, 2010

Congrats, Glorious Leader, on your monumental decision

Charles Demers
Stephen Harper puts the word 'stir' in prime minister: He wants to build a nice statue for the victims of communism. And why not? It's not like we have more important things to think about.
Book Review
Sep 24, 2009

Misguided ideologues

Charles Demers
In this excerpt from his first novel, Charles Demers invites us into his protagonist Daniel's world in this exchange with his tragicomic landlord and Trotskyist, Gary.
Book Review
Apr 12, 2007
 The Leopard and the Fox: A Pakistani Tragedy

Tariq Ali's Pakistani tragedy

Charles Demers
Tariq Ali's new book, The Leopard and the Fox: A Pakistani Tragedy, tells the story of what would likely have been the writer's most popular contribution to Western understanding.
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