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Public Symposium: “If I Embarrass You, Tell Your Friends: Jews Making Trouble, Jews Making Comedy”
October 18, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Together with UCLA, CJS will co-sponsor the virtual symposium “If I Embarrass You, Tell Your Friends: Jews Making Trouble, Jews Making Comedy.”
Tony Michels will moderate the discussion.
This event will be held virtually, via Zoom. Click this link to register: https://ucla.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_rAemhFBfRQiD2e4bhAyeLA
Description: American Jewish historian Tony Michels, in conversation with Josh Kun, joins with practitioners and critics of comedy, including Jessica Chaffin, Jena Friedman, Lynn Harris, and Michaela Watkins, to discuss the outsized role that Jewish women have played as path-breaking writers and performers. Together, the group will reflect on how comedy has changed in recent years, and what labels such as “Jewish comedian” and “woman comedian” mean today.
This event is free and open to the public.