comedy

The Benefits of Humor in America

Mar 19, 2018
Pixnio

OSU graduate and comedian Andrew Tarvin formerly worked at Proctor & Gamble as a computer engineer. That is, until his lease was up on his New York apartment and he decided to travel cross country performing comedy. He collected his adventures in a memoir titled "The United States of Laughter."

Join us today as we speak with Andrew Tarvin about his life and why he sees value in comedy.

Impact of Political Satire

Jul 3, 2017
U.S Department of State / Wikimedia Commons

Political satire from "Saturday Night Live" to "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" pokes fun at politicians in segments that often go viral on the Internet. Often thought of as solely entertainment, studies have shown that political satire has a real impact on its viewers. 

Coming up, we're discussing the history of political satire and the impact it has today. 

Impact of Political Satire

Jun 22, 2017
U.S Department of State / Wikimedia Commons

Political satire from "Saturday Night Live" to "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" pokes fun at politicians in segments that often go viral on the Internet. Often thought of as solely entertainment, studies have shown that political satire has a real impact on its viewers. 

Coming up, we're discussing the history of political satire and the impact it has today. 

Women in Comedy

Oct 10, 2016
Vimeo

The comedy world has always been predominately male, but now female comedic voices are getting a more fair share of the spotlight.  Amy Schumer became the first female comic to sell out Madison Square Garden this summer. Despite increased exposure, women in comedy still face an uphill battle against sexist norms. 

Pretty Funny: Good Looks vs. Comedy

Apr 28, 2014

11:00 Ellen DeGeneres is a gay 50-something Cover Girl comedian; Tina Fey won a Mark Twain Award and has graced the cover of Vanity Fair. It might seem like the lines between being pretty and being funny have blurred. But this hour we'll take a look at the barriers still facing female comics, and how comedy clubs are the testing ground for 21st-century feminism. Guests