Jun

14 2020

CSP: The Last Laugh: Exploring Taboos in Comedy

12:00PM - 1:00PM  

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Contact Arie Katz
(949) 682-4040
akatz@occsp.org
https://occsp.net

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The Holocaust would seem to be an absolutely off-limits topic for comedy. But is it? History shows that even victims of Nazi concentration camps used humor as a means of survival and resistance. Still, any use of comedy in connection with this horror risks diminishing the suffering of millions. So where is the line? If the Holocaust is taboo, what are the implications for other controversial subjects — 9/11, AIDS, racism — in a society that prizes freedom of speech?

Sponsor: Community Scholar Program (CSP)