MONDAY, OCTOBER 2 @ 5:15 PM
SONS OF NORWAY TROLL LOUNGE
A public conversation about what we find VERY FUNNY with Laura Egland, founder, the Tell, and incorrigible user of humor, and Rat, a.k.a. Terry Hinnenkamp, co-host, Y94 Morning Playhouse, and dad.
When did you last LOL (not politely)? What’s your favorite joke? Puns – yes or never? What or who do you find most hilarious? How does (this) context inform, sanction or constrain humor? What makes humor appropriate? (How) does humor translate across cultural or generational differences or political divides? Do you deploy humor as a shield / defense or sword / offense? Do you prefer humor that creates discomfort or eases tension? When does hilarity trump earnest conversation or serious debate? What’s the most critical role of comedy within our society – to disarm, to provoke, to unsettle certainties, to help us contend with tragedy, to illuminate truth or to connect us with each other?
Curated + hosted by Alexandre Cyusa + Karl Warner.
Generously sponsored by community contributors.
Reserve your seat at the table via Eventbrite.
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A fast-paced format eliciting the insight, experience and curiosity of everyone in the room –
20 MINUTES of conversation between two speakers followed by
20 MINUTES of conversation and joke telling at tables and
20 MINUTES of Q&A and open mic.