What’s So Funny? Humor Out of Context
When: Saturday, April 28
Where: Tishman Auditorium, The New School: 66 West 12th St.
What time: 3:30–5 p.m.
What Guillermo Arriaga, Arnon Grunberg, Ma Jian, and others; moderated by Victoria Roberts
Free and open to the public. No reservations.
Co-sponsored by The New School Graduate Writing Program
Does humor translate? Writers who have managed to get laughs in multiple languages discuss the pros and cons of divorcing humor from its original context, humor as a rhetorical and literary device, and the funniest things they’ve ever read. We’ll be guided through the gags by Nona, a kimono-clad, Australian octogenarian, who occasionally goes by the name Victoria Roberts, cartoonist for The New Yorker.