Chicago Humanities Festival updates | Bleader

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Chicago Humanities Festival updates

Posted By on 10.21.09 at 04:29 PM

Sign up for our newsletters Subscribe

The Chicago Humanities Festival, this year themed "Laughter," starts in earnest on November 2, but the run is on for some events. Here's a list of sold-out programs as of today:

200. Harold Ramis's Personal History of Film Comedy
202. Franke Lecture in Economics: Robert Reich
203. Does Laughter Have an Accent?: An Evening With Sarah Jones
300. Sander Gilman: Dr. Freud’s Little Jokes
301. New Yorker Cartoonists Panel
304. Lynda Barry: Writing the Unthinkable
315. Baskes Lecture in History: David Blight
317. Ourselves as Others See Us
318. The Second City’s Museum Pieces (7:30 pm show; 9:30 pm is still available)
404. Simon Schama Tells Jewish Jokes
409. The Book of Job and the Comedy of Suffering
413. The Color of Funny: Dick Gregory on Race, Comedy, and Justice
500. Facing History and Ourselves: Community Conversation With Paul Farmer
502. John Hodgman: More Information Than You Require
503. Guerrilla Girls: Feminist Masked Avengers
710. Poets in Conversation: Billy Collins and Kay Ryan

The bad: the program with novelist Lorrie Moore (402) has been canceled.

The good: Matt Groening and Lynda Barry are added to the Not-So-Funny Situation of Alternative Comix program on Saturday, November 17, at 4:30 PM, joining Jules Feiffer and Chris Ware; Reader Hot Type columnist Michael Miner hosts the panel.

Some festival highlights and ticketing info here.

Tags: , , , , , , ,


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

More by Jerome Ludwig

Agenda Teaser

Performing Arts
Love and Information Trap Door Theatre
September 12
Performing Arts
Oslo Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place
September 10

Tabbed Event Search

The Bleader Archive

Popular Stories