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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.

    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
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    Chelsea Devantez
    Writer, Jon Stewart's New HBO Project; Second City Mainstage Alumn

    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.