Has Political Correctness Really Killed Humor?

Has Political Correctness Really Killed Humor?

Courtesy Susan Ragan/Associated Press


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Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA Grand Avenue)
250 S. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA  90012

Conservativism and comedy rarely go hand in hand, but audiences have become increasingly sensitive when it comes to poking fun at racism, sexism, homophobia and politics. Can we no longer take a joke? Where do we draw the line? Zócalo Public Square and UCLA's latest lecture asks the age-old PC question: "Has Political Correctness Really Killed Humor?" New York Times Magazine contributor Carina Chocano moderates this panel discussion, featuring L.A. comedians/actors Kristina Wong and Max Amini as well as Beck Krefting, an associate professor at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York; Krefting also wrote the book, All Joking Aside: American Humor and Its Discontents.


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