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The History of Ha! with David Misch (Live-stream)
December 9, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm$15
Ripped from the pages of his award-eligible Funny: The Book / Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Comedy, David Misch presents “The History of Ha!,” a some-holds-barred survey of absolutely everything funny that’s ever happened, in an hour. (FDA advisory: Some funny things not included.)
Beginning in pre-history with the mythological Trickster, this multimedia presentation looks at comedy from Ancient Greece to Modern Family, from court jesters to Groucho Marx, from Plato & Aristotle to Abbott & Costello. With stops along the way for commedia dell’arte, a French fartist, and how comedy killed Abraham Lincoln, Mr. Misch uses clips and commentary to look at what comedy is, where it comes from and where it’s going (oddly enough, Philadelphia).