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    Comedy: But, Seriously...

    Take a thoughtful look at comedy that goes beyond the jokes and digs into the cultural implications of the art form.

    Wednesday, Oct 19, 2016 7:00 - 8:30 PM @ Edlis Neeson Theater at the Museum of Contemporary Art
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    Bob Saget on Why You Should Attend Chicago Ideas Week
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    Bob Saget on Chicago Ideas Week
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    Bob Saget and Rodney Dangerfield's Viagra
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    Bob Saget and his Father
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    Bob Saget's Long, Erratic Career in Comedy
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    The Future of Comedy is Female
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    Making Comedy More Inclusive
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    What is Comedy's Cultural Impact?
    Anne Libera
    Director of Comedy Studies, Columbia College Chicago & The Second City
    Negin Farsad
    Comedian; Author, “How to Make White People Laugh”
    Phoebe Robinson
    Comedian; Author, “You Can’t Touch My Hair”
    Bob Saget
    Actor & Comedian
    Chelsea Devantez
    Writer, Jon Stewart's New HBO Project; Second City Mainstage Alumn
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    Talks are 90-minute electrifying, action-inspiring onstage programs, featuring four to six world class thought leaders who each present ideas on a single theme through either an individual presentation or a one-on-one conversation with a host.

    It’s no secret that Chicago is one of the world’s biggest comedy hubs. From Bill Murray to Tina Fey, some of the biggest names in the business have cut their teeth in the city. Comedy shapes our conversations and allows society to reflect on how it’s changed. A joke that was funny 20, 10 or even two years ago may seem completely unacceptable today. Take a thoughtful look at comedy as a whole with some movers and shakers in both the local and national scene.

    When
    Wednesday, Oct 19, 2016 7:00 - 8:30 PM
    Where
    Edlis Neeson Theater at the Museum of Contemporary Art
    220 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611
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