Comedy vs. The Apocalypse
This multimedia talk explores how comedy fights tragedy with distancing, lightening frightening things by making them seem ridiculous. Join screenwriter/teacher David Misch ("Mork and Mindy," "Saturday Night Live," "The Muppets Take Manhattan," "Funny: The Book"), Mel Brooks, Laurel & Hardy, Key & Peele, Samuel Beckett, Sarah Silverman and Charlie Chaplin to see how comedy has always laughed at tragedy – from the Black Death to the Holocaust to 9/11 – how we're doing it now, and how humor can help get us to tomorrow. Webinar will be on Thursday, June 11 from 2:00 - 3:30 PM. Register here.