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Laughing Matters: Comedy & Accountability | A #BHeard Town Hall

Join us for a live-televised #BHeard Town Hall discussion on the ways comedy can perpetuate systems of oppression, push for social change, or just make us laugh. 

Date

THU, OCT 3, 2019 | 6:30-8:30PM | FREE 

Cost

FREE w/ RSVP

Location

BRIC House Ballroom
647 Fulton Street
(Enter on Rockwell Place)
Brooklyn, NY 11217
United States
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If comedy is all about timing, are we in a golden era or its darkest hour? What's offensive to one person might be hilarious to another. Does freedom of expression mean freedom from repercussions? Is "cancel culture" an example of censorship, or a way to hold people accountable? In this #BHeard Town Hall, we’ll explore the ways comedy can perpetuate systems of oppression, push for social change, or just make us laugh. 

Moderated by BRIC TV Managing Editor Brian Vines

Panelists:

Kerry Coddett: New York-based stand-up comedian, actress, and writer who's appeared on Crashing and Laff Mobb's Laff Tracks, written for Wyatt Cenac's Problem Areas and hosts the podcast On the Chopping Block with Kerry Coddett.

Ray DeJon: New York-based stand-up comedian, producer, radio personality, and host of BRIC TV's Laffaholics.

Judy Gold: Comedian, actor, and writer; host of the podcast Kill Me Now, and author of Yes I Can Say That, forthcoming from Dey Street Books. Comedy Specials on HBO, Comedy Central & LOGO.

Beck Krefting: Professor at Skidmore College, author of All Joking Aside: American Humor and Its Discontents.

Howard Leib: Attorney and Professor at Cornell Law School.

Rebecca Trent: TV Producer and Comedy Club Owner, The Creek & The Cave.


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Venue Information:

A flexible performance space that accommodates a wide variety of configurations and performance styles. Located on the first floor of BRIC House. Visit our Accessibility page to learn more about access at BRIC.

For ticketed events, the Box Office opens one hour prior to show time. Advanced tickets can be purchased online.