With David Misch, Osher National Resource Center (NRC) at Northwestern University
There are survey courses in art, history, art history, and (this is true) history of art history. Isn't it time for one of the most vibrant and popular of the arts to be taken seriously? This course has the temerity to claim humor is an art form, then try to prove it by looking at what it is and how it works - the history, mythology, anthropology, biology, psychology, philosophy and even theology of comedy. Examples come from the form's most expert practitioners: Chaplin, Keaton, Groucho, Wilder, Sellers, Allen, Martin, Ferrell, Python, Pryor, Colbert, C.K., Stiller, Silverman and Schumer. David also draws from his background in comedy to show how professional humor is constructed.
Tues., Oct. 10-Nov. 21 • 1-2:30 p.m.
$65 • Class #: REGISTRATION IS CLOSED.