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Comedian Bill Maher returning to Rochester

Politically driven comedian Bill Maher returns to Rochester for a 7:30 p.m. May 31 show at the Auditorium Theatre. While Maher is well-known for his...
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Wed, 12/11/2019 - 7:22am
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Michelle Wolf’s truth and consequences

Michelle Wolf certainly has a way with words. Whether those words are truth-telling or rabble-rousing depends on the listener’s perspective. But it was...
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Thu, 10/24/2019 - 7:09am
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Connections: Discussing comedy, cancel culture, and if there are subjects we shouldn't joke about

Should anything be off the table when it comes to comedy? Are there topics or subjects about which comedians should not joke? The questions come after...
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Fri, 08/30/2019 - 10:34am
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Rochester comics featured on Comedy Central series

Rochester's comedy scene will get a rare spotlight on national TV this week, when Comedy Central airs the latest episode of "Hart of the City," comedian...
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Wed, 06/26/2019 - 9:06am
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Connections: Discussing the difference between parody and satire

What is the difference between parody and satire? The line between the two is often blurred, but both can be effective tools in making social and...
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Tue, 04/02/2019 - 12:10pm
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Connections: How joke philosophy can change over time

The producers of the TV show "Family Guy" recently announced that they will be phasing out jokes about gay people. They say some of the things they felt...
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Tue, 01/29/2019 - 10:14am
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Connections: Should there be boundaries in comedy?

Comedians are often considered to be truth tellers. But in recent years, critics say they have largely become party props, while pushing the typical...
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Thu, 06/14/2018 - 11:34am
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Connections: Comedian John Cleese

We're joined by legendary actor, writer, and comedian John Cleese. He'll be in Rochester next month for a screening of "Monty Python and the Holy Grail"...
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Tue, 06/05/2018 - 11:48am
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Connections: Challenges faced by women in comedy

A recent article in (585) Magazine aimed to cover the Rochester comedy landscape. The article was bolstered by many photos, and yet it featured almost...
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Fri, 01/19/2018 - 9:57am
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Connections: The movie It, and perceptions of clowns

The movie It broke box office records for late summer, which means two things: Stephen King remains popular, and clowns remain horrifying. Okay, that...
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Fri, 10/13/2017 - 12:58pm
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