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**POSTPONED TO A TBD DATE IN FALL*** Philosophy Symposium-Drive-In — The Rougher Side of Humor: How Far is Too Far?

April 2, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm MDT

Free

***DUE TO COVID-19, WE WILL BE RESCHEDULING OUR EVENT TO A TBD DATE IN THE FALL OF THIS YEAR.  WE WILL UPDATE OUR WEBSITE ACCORDINGLY AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING.***

Please join us on Thursday, April 2nd at Carroll College in the Student Center, Lower Level (CUBE) for a fun night of philosophical exploration and dialogue!  In this combo symposium-drive-in night, we’ll look at some of comedy’s most beloved (and oft controversial) greats, focusing primarily on the work of Dave Chapelle. After watching some video clips, we’ll explore and discuss such questions as:

  • What is the role (or point) of humor? 
  • What’s the difference between an offense and a harm?
  • What makes comedy great?
  • Is there a difference between using a word and mentioning a word and does it matter? 
  • Do comedians have certain obligations?  What about listeners? 
  • And more…

This event will feature special guest speaker/facilitator and philosopher from San Diego State University, Dr. J. Angelo Corlett.  This program is directed by Marisa Diaz-Waian and Dr. Barry Ferst.

***DUE TO COVID-19, WE WILL BE RESCHEDULING OUR EVENT TO A TBD IN THE FALL OF THIS YEAR.  WE WILL UPDATE OUR WEBSITE ACCORDINGLY AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING.***

[*Based on the interest in this event and related happenings, this event was moved from its original date of Wednesday, April 1st (April Fool’s Day!) to the new date of Thursday, April 2nd.  It was also moved from Reeder’s Alley to the Carroll College campus to allow for more seating.   The event is FREE to the public (18+ years and older/mature audiences).]  

 

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