No Laughing Matter? Comedy Writing in Unfunny Times
       
When:
  Tuesday, October 16th, 2001
7:00 pm -- 9:00 pm EST
     
Where:
Obeca Li
62 Thomas St. (bet. Church & W. Broadway)
New York NY
     
What:

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mediabistro.com presents:
No Laughing Matter? Comedy Writing in Unfunny Times

How can we laugh at a time like this?
How can we not?

Arguably, comedy creates community when we need it most; the lens of humor helps us pin down and examine the vastly incomprehensible. (Also, who couldn't use a little good old-fashioned distraction?) Our panel of accomplished humor writers, editors and performers will explore the role of comedy in times of tragedy. Is irony over? Is silly insensitive? How can one lighten gravity without making light? Join your fellow writers and editors for a serious -- and hilarious -- conversation about the future of funny.

Speakers:
Todd Barry, comedian featured on Letterman, Conan O'Brien, and Comedy Central
Michael Colton, co-founder and co-editor of Modern Humorist
Eric Drysdale, stand-up comedian and writer for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Jason Gay, senior editor at the New York Observer
Carol Kolb, senior editor at The Onion
Chris Regan, writer for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Joel Stein, Time magazine's humor columnist

Guest Curator:
Lynn Harris, author, journalist, commentator and stand-up comic

Location:
Obeca Li
62 Thomas St. (bet. Church & W. Broadway)
New York, NY

Food/Drink:
Cash Bar. Obeca Li serves delicious Asian fusion cuisine.

Take the A or C to Canal Street stop or the 1 or 9 to Franklin Street.

Cost:
$16 AvantGuild members
$20 non-members

To contact us with questions: (212) 929-2588 or e-mail us at events@mediabistro.com.

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