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View events for the week of 6/16/2022
Can I Laugh At That? Comedy Bridging Divides as We Laugh Through Our Tears
Date Thursday June 16
Time 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Event Type Panel Discussion
Organizer/AuthorWNET PBS, PEN America, UNORTHODOX, more
Location Details
Online event
How does bad news fuel good comedy? Can comedy bridge divides that no other effort can?

Four leading comedians, @AlexEdelman, @NeginFarsad, @mikeyardcomedy, and
host @JewdyGold talk about the role of humor in times of hate and hostility and
discuss what they can - and can't - joke about in this hyper-politicized age.

STREAMING on Thursday, June 16, 2022 at 2 PM PT (5 PM ET)

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/can-i-laugh-at-that-tickets-340215031317

Everyone who registers will receive an email with the streaming link.


What a half-decade it’s been!

Since 2016, we have seen two polarizing presidential elections; national reckonings around race, sex, gender, and power; an alarming spike in acts of hate and a once-in-a-century pandemic.

In normal times, comedy can offer relief from pain and anxiety. But these aren’t normal times. For comedians, too, the world has changed, and their job—like so many jobs—has gotten immeasurably more difficult.

The WNET Group’s ALL ARTS and EXPLORING HATE present: “Can I Laugh At That?" Four leading comedians discuss how they do their jobs in today’s world. It’s a world where a failed joke can end up on social media, dissected by millions. Where the line between an acceptable joke and one that crosses the line is blurrier than ever. Where bad news does inspire good comedy ... even if we're laughing through our tears.

Our promotional partners are UNORTHODOX and PEN America.
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Added to the calendar on Thursday Jun 9th, 2022 4:37 PM
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