Satire is a genre of art, in which vices, follies, abuses, and shortcomings are held up to ridicule, ideally with the intent of shaming individuals, corporations, government or society itself, into improvement.

Check out this list of recommended works collected by art form.

Top Satirical Plays/Musicals we recommend for you to find and see or read if possible:

The Visit – Friedrich Dürrenmatt

Yellowface – David Henry Hwang

The Threepenny Opera / The Resistable Rise of Arturo Ui – Bertolt Brecht

The Accidental Death of an Anarchist – Dario Fo

Le Misanthrope / The Imaginary Invalid / Tartuffe – Molière

The Ugly One – Marius Von Mayenburg

Enron – Lucy Preeble

The Rhinoceros – Eugène Ionesco

Metamorphosis / The Trial – Franz Kafka

Catch 22 – Joseph Heller

Avenue Q – Musical. Book by Jeff Whitty. Music by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx

The Book of Mormon – Musical by Matt Stone and Trey Parker

Urinetown: The Musical. – Music by Mark Hollmann, lyrics by Hollmann and Greg Kotis, and book by Kotis