Satire and Humor Festival: Using That Sh*t-Mining Your Marginality for Humor

Satire and Humor Festival: Using That Sh*t-Mining Your Marginality for Humor with Felipe Torres Medina

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Class Description

So you’re not a cis, straight, white, able-bodied male and you wanna do satire. Turns out you can do it, despite the fact that 60% of network late night hosts are white guys named James. This two-hour workshop will show you how you can use your “otherness” as a source for satire that has a strong perspective. Students will read classic satire pieces that turn marginality on its head, work through brainstorming, discuss how to pitch pieces like these to white editors and audiences, and leave the class with a title and an idea for their next satire piece. This workshop will help students know that their greatest strength in comedy can come from their biggest frustrations with the world. This workshop is intended for those who relate to the topic in a personal way. Please consider that when signing up

Instructor: Felipe Torres Medina

Felipe Torres Medina is a satirist from a country you misspell. He is a writer for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and his humor writing has been featured in The New Yorker, McSweeney’s, Points In Case, Bustle, BuzzFeed, CollegeHumor, and more.

Full Session Schedule


Session Schedule*

  • Jun 7, 2020, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
    at Zoom (Instructor will send info)
    (cyberspace)

Show Schedule*

  • This class does not include a performance.