Political Humor and Political Reality
June 1, 2007
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The Wolfson Center for National Affairs at The New School presents an evening of performance and discussion dedicated to political humor, featuring Ira Shorr (aka Senator Jess Trussme); Bill Hartung, World Policy Institute arms control expert and stand up comic; and progressive comedian and New School standup comedy workshop instructor Scott Blakeman.
At a time when many people report getting their news form Comedy Central rather than Fox, CNN, or the broadcast networks, the role of humor in politics is ripe for reappraisal. Do jokes about politicians or political issues offer a more effective path to a certain kind of the truth than straight reportage?