On Comedy: Are We Laughing in Dark Times?
Depression, substance abuse, family strife, and suicide—has life always been this funny? Humor seems to be tackling pretty dark stuff. Is the comedy of perversity, taboo, and dysfunction just a means of coping? What are we allowed to laugh at? This panel, which includes filmmakers Jason Reitman (Juno, Thank You for Smoking), Clark Gregg (Choke), and Jay and Mark Duplass (Baghead), and screenwriter Pam Brady (Hamlet 2), may not have all the answers, but we’ll let them discuss the subject for a while.
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