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Comedy as Social Action: Amy Schumer, Eddie Izzard, and Eddie Murphy


In times of social or political strife, look for the truth tellers. Through history, comedy has enabled the common man to express truth to power. Over the past few decades, comedy has been used to bridge the gap in issues of race, sex, politics, and terrorism. But how does comedy survive the age of sensitivity and trigger warnings? In this session, these ideas will be explored using stand-up and sketch comedy, analyzed from a rhetorical and socially conscious point of view.




Location: Round K

99 Allen St, New York, NY 10002

Round K is a New Coffee Shop at 99 Allen St. with a Korean twist.


Other upcoming Olios


Jul 22

Immoral Art?

Taught by Jeanne Proust
3 p.m. at Mathew Gallery

Sign Up - $15

Jul 26

A Dog Named Ego

Taught by Michael Prettyman
7 p.m. at Strand Bookstore

Sign Up - $20

Jul 28

NYC Poetry Festival | Revolutionary Letters, Confronting the Times

Taught by Jessica Rogers
1 p.m. at Governors Island

Sign Up - $10

Jul 28

NYC Poetry Festival | Sekou Sundiata & Radical Citizenship

Taught by Brian Lewis
3:30 p.m. at Governors Island

Sign Up - $10

Jul 29

NYC Poetry Festival | The Dangerous Pleasure of Art

Taught by Geoff Klock
3:30 p.m. at Governors Island

Sign Up - $10

Jul 29

NYC Poetry Festival | Poetry of Loneliness and Collaboration

Taught by Heather O'Neill
1 p.m. at Governors Island

Sign Up - $10

Jul 31

Immersive Listening - Bowie's "Low"

Taught by Whitney George
7:30 p.m. at Nowadays

Sign Up - $15

Aug 21

The Poetry in Piledrivers: Pro-wrestling as Art

Taught by Ben Abelson
7:30 p.m. at Living Room

Sign Up - $15


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