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Philosophy Symposium-Drive-In: Humor & Laughter (and Offense?)

April 1 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Please join us on Wednesday, April 1st (April Fool’s Day!) in Reeder’s Alley 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 and laughter? 
  • 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 and philosopher from San Diego State University, Dr. J. Angelo Corlett.

Light snacks provided.  BYOB. $10 suggested donation.  Doors open at 6:15pm/film(s) start at 6:30pm.  Learn more & reserve your seat for our philosophy symposium/drive-in night!


Reeder’s Alley Interpretive & Convention Center
101 Reeder's Alley
Helena, MT 59601 United States
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Marisa Diaz-Waian
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