Event Title

Panel: What's So Funny?

Start Date

2-4-2009 12:00 PM

End Date

2-4-2009 1:00 PM

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In this recording from April 2, 2009 during the 40th Annual UND Writers Conference, “Wit,” Chuck Klosterman, Steve Almond, Karen Russell, and Greg Williamson participate in a panel entitled “What’s So Funny?” They discuss a number of topics, including how to mix comedy and tragedy in the same work, how they navigate between what they find funny and what their audience does not, how sex is used in comedic situations, how poetry and humor work together, how to humorously characterize people (particularly when you are from there and it can be seen as offensive), and what they find amusing about Twilight. They also discuss the role of contemporary media in American culture, among other topics.

Panel moderated by Rex Sorgatz.

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Panel: What's So Funny?

In this recording from April 2, 2009 during the 40th Annual UND Writers Conference, “Wit,” Chuck Klosterman, Steve Almond, Karen Russell, and Greg Williamson participate in a panel entitled “What’s So Funny?” They discuss a number of topics, including how to mix comedy and tragedy in the same work, how they navigate between what they find funny and what their audience does not, how sex is used in comedic situations, how poetry and humor work together, how to humorously characterize people (particularly when you are from there and it can be seen as offensive), and what they find amusing about Twilight. They also discuss the role of contemporary media in American culture, among other topics.

Panel moderated by Rex Sorgatz.