American Studies Events

Feb 13

How Contemporary Stand-Up Comedians Change the Ways We Think

“Forms of Genius: How Contemporary Stand-Up Comedians Change the Ways We Think”

Thursday, February 13th, 2020
5:00 – 6:00 pm / Leighton 305
AMST Present Michelle Robinson

Are you laughing at the craft of the comedian — the set-up, the delivery or the punchline? Or is it the mention of a taboo subject that triggers your subconscious to chuckle out loud? If it’s the latter, should you actually be laughing? Where’s the line between funny and too far?

Join us for a talk with M. Michelle Robinson, Associate Chair of the Department of American Studies at the University of North Carolina,  exploring the ethics of stand-up comedy, which examines comedy’s role in society as a form of cultural expression full of underlying ethical discussions.

Sponsored by American Studies Events. Contact: Lisa Falconer, x5248