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Are Harsher Vote-By-Mail Laws Really Just Voter Suppression?

We’re fans of Roy Wood Jr. here at the Center for Artistic Activism and his video on Voter Suppression in the United States is a fun watch The Daily Show: Are Harsher Vote-By-Mail Laws Really Just Voter Suppression?

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Comedian Roy Wood Jr. on Audiences

Roy Wood Jr. does his own form of audience testing. In this interview for the Good One Podcast, Wood talks about how he developed a hilarious bit called “Black Patriotism?” for his special, Father Figure. In the interview Wood talks about testing his jokes on different kinds of audiences in different parts of the country […]

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Comedian Roy Wood Jr. on Audiences

Roy Wood Jr. does his own form of audience testing. In this interview for the Good One Podcast, Wood talks about how he developed a hilarious bit called “Black Patriotism?” for his special, Father Figure. In the interview Wood talks about testing his jokes on different kinds of audiences in different parts of the country […]

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P.T.S.D. ACTION MAN! PARALYZED ACTION MAN! DEAD ACTION MAN!

http://battlefieldcasualties.co.uk/ Great use of comedy as an entry point for veterans issues. A Veterans for Peace UK film, directed by Price James, written by Darren Cullen, featuring Matt Berry.

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5: Stand Up Comedy

For our latest expedition we went out for a night of live stand up comedy. Combining local clubs, touring acts, cable networks, netflix, and the White House correspondents dinner, the American art form of stand up is far reaching and growing. We headed to the The Comedy Cellar in New York City with our special […]

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New York Times Off Color: Kristina Wong uses humor to talk about race

Off Color, a video series, highlights artists of color who use humor to make smart social statements about the sometimes subtle, sometimes obvious ways that race plays out in America today. Dating in Los Angeles is not easy. Just ask Kristina Wong, a Chinese-American performance artist and writer who says she wants reparations for “yellow […]

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Follow the Frog by Rainforest Action Network

A great example of using humor and social marketing techniques to make a very effective piece.

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SARAH SILVERMAN IS VISITED BY JESUS CHRIST

Great example of using humor to talk about difficult topics. Bravo.

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Narrative, comedy, and a message: The Internet Must Go

In 2012, market researcher John Wooley was dispatched to help the big ISPs figure out how to sell their vision for a “faster,” “cleaner” Internet.  Six months later he produced this report — and shared it with the world. A great example of using comedy to play the villain, a great narrative, and still able …

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