WHY WE LAUGH at AAMP 7/9

Thursday, July 9 ~ 7pm (Doors open at 6:30pm) at the African-American Museum 701 Arch Street

Why We Laugh: Screening and Discussion ft. Darryl Littleton

What function does comedy serve in African American and American public life and social consciousness?

Join stand-up comedian and author Darryl “D’Militant” Littleton at AAMP as we screen and discuss his documentary, Why We Laugh: Black Comedians on Black Comedy. This film, based on Littleton’s book Black Comedians on Black Comedy: How African Americans Taught Us to Laugh, is a no-holds-barred documentary that is both an insider’s take and a critical examination of the cultural influence of black comedy, directed by Robert Townsend and exploring a history that includes everyone and everything from Stepin Fetchit and blackface minstrelsy to Dick Gregory and Katt Williams.

Littleton will kick off the evening with a stand-up set and will follow the screening by answering questions from the audience.

This program is presented in conjunction with Plan-Ta-Shun: Works by Colin Quashie.
$10 Adults, $8 Students with ID and Seniors, $5 AAMP Members and Children.
AAMP members must register and/or sign-in first to access online discounts. Get tickets at http://www.aampmuseum.org/calendar.html

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