In times of social or political strife, look for the truth tellers. Through history, comedy has enabled the common man …

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

None at Round K

Mon, Jun 20 at 7:30 p.m.   |   90 minutes


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.

Teacher: Jason McCormick
Venue: Round K
Add to Calendar June 20, 20167:30 p.m. June 20, 2016 America/New_York Think Olio | Comedy as Social Action: Amy Schumer, Eddie Izzard, and Eddie Murphy None

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