Comedy Studies Reading Grop

The Comedy Studies Reading Group will continue this term via Zoom, though our meetings will move slightly to Mondays at 5 PM Eastern. At present, all of the scheduled authors have expressed interest in attending to discuss their work, although that is subject to change.

Please see the schedule below. If you are interested in joining, please email me at pku… for the reading. Meetings will be held at the following address:

The calendar is as follows:

·        January 25: Danielle Fuentes Morgan, “Introduction: The Satirical Mode and African American Identity,” Laughing to Keep from Dying: African American Satire in the Twenty-First Century (2020)

·        February 22: Stephanie Brown, “Open Mic?: The Gendered Gatekeeping of Authenticity in Spaces of Live Stand-Up Comedy” (2020)

·        March 22: Cynthia Willett and Julie Willett, “Introduction: Revamping the Four Major Theories of Humor,” Uproarious: How Feminists and Other Subversive Comics Speak Truth (2019)

·        April 19: Judith Yaross Lee, “Introduction: MADness, Mishugas, Manhattan: Mad as That Other New York(er) Humor,” Seeing MAD: Essays on MAD Magazine’s Humor and Legacy (2020)

I hope you will be able to join us for the discussion!

All best wishes,

Pete Kunze

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