As part of MIT’s Communications Forum, a short comedy set with Cameron Esposito followed by Q&A about Rape Jokes, her standup comedy special about sexual assault from a survivor’s perspective.
Video and Podcast: What’s So Funny About Oppressive Regimes?
Daily Show producer Sara Taksler joins Dr. Amber Day, author of Satire and Dissent: Interventions in Contemporary Political Debate, to discuss the power of free speech.
Video and podcast: An Evening with Sarah Vowell
Vowell on what makes the past so funny, the connections between historical research and modern journalism, and much more.
An Evening with Sarah Vowell
On October 5th, best-selling author Sarah Vowell brings history and humor to MIT.
Everything is Awful: Snark as Ritualized Social Practice in Online Discourse
Snark can adopt a pro-social role in online environments whose architecture tends to reward vapid or deceptive content.
Video and podcast: An Evening With Aparna Nancherla
A former writer on Late Night with Seth Meyers and Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, Aparna Nancherla headed to MIT to discuss her career and tackling tough topics with humor.
Podcast and video: “An Evening with John Hodgman”
Humorist John Hodgman has parlayed his wit into New York Times best-selling books, a Daily Show correspondent position, a Netflix stand-up special, and his own podcast.