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"God, That’s Funny! Humor, Religion, Politics, Identity"


Richard F. Celeste Theatre
Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center, 825 N. Cascade Ave.



This panel boldly goes where polite conversation is told not to stray — into the realms of religion, politics, and humor. It features three writers from diverse religious and cultural backgrounds who use humor to address potentially divisive subjects. What kind of humor does the subject of religion provoke? Why is God something that we're told not to joke about? 

The panelists are: Firoozeh Dumas, author of "Laughing without an Accent" and "Funny in Farsi;" Jonathan Goldstein, host of CBC/PMI’s "Wiretap" and author of "Ladies and Gentlemen: The Bible;" and Steven Hayward, Colorado College professor of English and author of "Don’t Be Afraid" and "The Secret Mitzvah of Lucio Burke." Sponsored by the Cultural Attractions Fund. Reception to follow at IDEA Space.



"God, That’s Funny! Humor, Religion, Politics, Identity"
  • Open to Public: Yes
  • Admission Fee: Free
  • Sponsored By: The Cultural Attractions Fund
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