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The present research investigates the phenomenon of political humour in modern Russian TV shows. The paper features the case of such wits and humour competition as the KVN Show (The Club of the Funny and Sharp-witted). The author describes the concepts of laughter, humour, and the comic and explains their political component. The research objective was to reveal the role of the KVN's political humour in the political culture of the country. The author used the method of discourse analysis to study the performances of the KVN teams in the Major and Premier Leagues taken from "YouTube". The research results are of particular interest, which make it possible to develop the issues of political humour and the phenomenon of the KVN.

comic, humour, politics, state, Major League, Premier-League
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