Cabaret as the 5th Estate?

The press is considered the Fourth Estate of public power, alongside the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of government. Yet both the press and the art world have increasingly forsaken this role to become accomplices rather than critics of the Western system.

Cabaret and satire have taken over their function as critical voices, rising as new art forms in our changed media landscape. In live commentary, high-profile stand-up satirists will present their sharp diagnostic views on key topics of the GLOBALE.