Apparently no one can just deliver the damn news any more, straight, everyone has to try and be funny. First it was the Daily Show, then Colbert Report, then Fox's attempted conservative news satire and most recently CNN's planned comedy news show. Now the Economist, the starchy British magazine, has launched a site in collaboration with Chicago's Second City improv troupe.

All that's on the site at the moment is information about upcoming cartooning event, but the front page promises "a collaboration between The Economist and the legendary Second City comedy theatre to explore the role of humour and satire in politics."

[Economist's Art Of Satire]