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What’s so Funny? Black Comedians and Social Change

Friday, March 9, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

What’s so Funny? Black Comedians and Social Change Exhibit at GRAAMA 2/28-3/30
This exhibit traces the history surrounding the emergence of the African American comic from minstrel to the “stand-up” routine. Our exhibit features books, photos, posters, artifacts that document the early beginning of comedy in the African American community up to the present day comedians and how their routines changed from universal funny jokes in the 1950’s to a more biting humor focused on civil rights and social issues in the 1960’s and 70’s. We also examine the aggressive approach of the contemporary artists and how they satirize politics and the changing society we live in today..A live comedy performance with Ricco and Friends will be held ,FREE on Friday night March 9 at 7:00pm at GRAAMA with limited seating for this Laughfest event.


Friday, March 9, 2018
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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