David Misch: Comedy and Morality

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Sun., May 3, 2-3 p.m. 2015

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Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA  90049
310-440-4500
In his 2012 book, Funny: The Book: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Comedy, David Misch studied the art, history and science of humor, from film to TV to stand-up comedy. Today, Misch’s lecture, followed by a Q&A, looks at when comedy goes too far and “humor’s role in defining – and defying – society’s moral boundaries.” Misch’s credits in comedy include working as a stand-up, a comic folk singer and screenwriter for Mork & Mindy, Saturday Night Live, Police Squad!, The Muppets Take Manhattan and Duckman.
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