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Buster Keaton: Existential Slapstick
December 6

Buster Keaton: Existential Slapstick


With David Misch, Screenwriter

Silent film comic Buster Keaton is recognized as one of the most daring, inventive, and hilarious comedians ever. Using copious clips, we’ll look at how Keaton’s art springs from the beginnings of comedy – the mythical trickster – and how, without dialogue, he employs pretty much every other element of cinema.

Register for this class by 12/1/2023.

Video will be available for this class.

Wed., Dec. 6 • 3-5 p.m.


$30 • Class #: 44231

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David Misch

David Misch

David Misch is a former stand-up, screenwriter (Mork and Mindy, Saturday Night Live, The Muppets Take Manhattan), author (Funny: The Book), teacher (his own courses on comedy at USC and musical satire at UCLA) and lecturer at Yale, Columbia, the Smithsonian, 92nd St. Y (NYC), Oxford University and the American Film Institute. More at