Presenter: Chris LaTempa

This interactive discussion will introduce concepts and theories in the study of racial humor, which students will apply to specific examples in the media. The presentation will cover multiple perspectives on this controversial topic and engage participants in a thoughtful, complex dialogue, ultimately providing a new lens through which to view comedy.

Learning Outcomes

  • Develop a deeper and more academic understanding of humor, specifically as it applies to racial and stereotype comedy.
  • Assess arguments for and against the use of racial humor.
  • Apply humor theories to media examples.
  • Learn to engage comedy in thoughtful ways beyond this presentation.