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Funny/Not Funny: Taking Comedy Seriously

L. Mehrmanesh

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Course Description

What does comedy do, and how does it work? How does comedy compel us to confront matters of great urgency? We consider these questions by examining satire, slapstick, sitcom, sketch comedy, and standup in Jonathan Swift, P.G. Wodehouse, Dorothy Parker, Martin Amis, Fran Lebowitz, Paul Beatty, Sherman Alexie, Richard Pryor, Amy Schumer, Louis C.K., Jon Stewart, and Wanda Sykes.

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