Pretty/Funny: Women Comedians and Body Politics

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Event Details

Women’s comedy has long been a prime spot for women to talk back and break taboos in mainstream popular culture. This talk is an overview of women’s comedy beginning with Mae West and ending with the new generation of women comedians such as Tina Fey, Wanda Sykes, and Ellen DeGeneres who flout the pretty-versus-funny dynamic, targeting glamour and in some cases making it clear that in popular culture, “pretty” almost always means “white.” 

Presented by Linda Mizejewski, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor in OSU's Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Department.

Registration required. 

Registration ends 2 hours before the event. You will receive your Zoom link the day of the program. 

Event Type(s): Adult Program

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