Produced by Steven Alan Green and Calvin Wynter
‘The Laughter Foundation and Inbrook Present a benefit for The Laughter Foundation’s Heckler Fund and COMEC, The Comedy Museum Exploratory Committee.
Sponsored in part by:
Comedy: The New “C” Word
“Comedy: The New ‘C’ Word”, will be an open town hall discussion about what is okay in terms of profanity, words and ideas. What can a comedian say and get away with? And, what’s with all these new single-letter coded words? The N-Word. The F-Bomb, etc. When is it okay for a white comedian to say, not “the N-Word”, but indeed the camouflaged word itself? What subjects are verboten to comedy? And, why? How can one minority or one majority literally own words? Where does network and film studio censorship take over? What about the freedom of expression of the regular working class stand-up comedian working the “Hoo Hah Room” in Pougkeepsie? Can the club owner tell him or her what not to say? Why are we using words to divide us? And yet, do we really want to take the bite out of comedy by making it all very PC?
These are just a few of the questions to be discussed Monday, April 1, 2013 @ 8:00pm at the beautiful 1,400-seat Castro Theatre in glorious San Francisco. It should be a night of intellect, but also bawdy fun, outrageous philosophy and plenty o’ laughs.
Censorship in Comedy is a subject, not just every comedian wants to talk about, but people on the street, in the shops and neighborhood restaurants are invited to give their opinion, in what I hope will be the first of many events like this for The Laughter Foundation. Comedy is the People’s Art Form.
“Comedy: The New ‘C’ Word” will be presented by COMEC and Inbrook Productions to benefit The Heckler Fund. We need to replenish that. There are at least three professional and established comedians who need our help right now. The beneficiary comedians will be announced around the first of the new year.
If you’d like to inquire about purchasing one of our advertising packages for the event (all of which are tax-deductible), please contact Steven Alan Green.