September 18, 2020
Osher at CMU Lecture Series presents "Comedy vs. the Apocalypse" by David Misch
Thursday, September 24th, 2020 at 8PM on Zoom
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Comedy vs the apocalypse looks at how comedy fights tragedy with a different kind of distancing: lightening frightening things by making them seem ridiculous. In fact,laughter’s benefits are more than just psychological; physicians have long known that humor has actual, quantifiable health effects. And not just doctors: “A merry heart doeth good like a medicine,” says no less an authority than God.
David Misch is a former comedian, screenwriter ("Mork and Mindy," "The Muppets Take Manhattan," "Saturday Night Live"), author ("Funny: The Book") and teacher (his own comedy courses at UCLA and USC). He also gives multimedia talks about comedy around the world, at the Smithsonian, Yale, Second City, Lucasfilm, Oxford, Raindance Film Festival (London), VIEW Cinema Conference (Torino, Italy), University of Sydney and many others.