Saturday January 25th
6:00p Main Stage
This lecture is a discussion about the ideas of what offends who and why; what’s the deal with rape jokes, how twitter is changing the cultural landscape of comedy, is it okay when Jewish people tell Holocaust jokes? Largely, it is an examination of societal relationships to ‘offensive’ comedy.
“Is It Okay When Jewish People Tell Holocaust Jokes?” is another good title to call this.
Julie Mitchell has her Bachelors in English Literature and her Masters in Communications from Clark University. She completed her capstone in the study of Offensive Jokes which she presented at Clark and guest lectured at Fitchburg State University. She does improv and stand up in her spare time and writes for two publications.