Spring 2022 Courses / Literature / COMEDY & SATIRE

Coordinators: Wayne Cotter, Leslie Goldman, Michael Wellner

This course will explore why, when, and how we laugh. It will feature writers, performers, and artists who brought us laughter over the years and explore the extent to which their humor reflected the times in which they lived. We think now more than ever is the time to enjoy a good laugh together.

A WEEK / TUES/ 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Fall 2022 Class Schedule: Comedy and Satire

Feb 01

Wayne Cotter

Behind-the-Scenes Geniuses of Comedy: Desi Arnaz and Norman Lear

Mar 01

Sandy Franks and Glen Johnston

Mel Brooks

Mar 29

Karin Levin

The Great One: Jackie Gleason

May 03

Joel Mittler

The Physical and Psychological Effects of Laughter


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