No Reservations: Beyond “Funny” (w/ Dr. Jennie Young)

Please Note: This program contains discussions involving profanity, discretion advised.

Beyond “Funny”: Humor As Catharsis And Social Action by Dr. Jennie Young streamed live Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at 6:30 PM.

This talk will address the power of humor when it transcends entertainment. In particular, it will look at the role of comedy in dark or difficult times. It will also feature excerpts and discussion of some of the humor that’s emerged from the pandemic.

Link to selected writing:

Jennie Young is an English professor and humor writer based in Green Bay, Wisconsin. She’s studied at The Second City and has work in McSweeney’s, Slackjaw, Weekly Humorist, The Satirist, HuffPost, and others. She has a Ph. D. in rhetoric and discourse studies and is the editor of the academic satire site The Monocle of Higher Education.

No Reservations is a live speaking series presented by UW-Green Bay College of Arts Humanities and Social Sciences (CAHSS).

This No Reservations talk is streamed live from Fort Howard Hall in the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts.

This event is proudly sponsored by the Rob and Cathy Riordan Family Foundation.


00:00 Pre Livestream Show

04:46 Introduction with CAHSS Dean Chuck Ryback

06:52 Dr. Jennie Young’s Humor As Catharsis And Social Action

23:41 Questions and Answers

1:09:25 Post Livestream Show

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