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Podcast Episode 8: The MEGACHURCH!

Q: When is a church a MEGAchurch? A: When it has over 2000(!!!) worshippers. Megachurches aren’t just a US phenomenon. These churches are in Russia, Ukraine, South Africa, Spain, Germany, Netherlands, Argentina, Brazil; they have them in Los Angeles, and TWO in New York City. In South Korea, 250,000 people attend these EVERY WEEK! These spaces are […]

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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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SARAH SILVERMAN IS VISITED BY JESUS CHRIST

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

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David Letterman – Environmental Activist, Tim DeChristopher

Tim DeChristopher makes an appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman and is able to talk about some really radical ideas in a sensible way.

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Nonprofit Fights Poverty With Poverty | The Onion

This is from 2006 but somehow stayed relevant. Our crack team of anti-poverty activists is totally devoted to marshalling every resource at our disposal,” Lindstrom said as she stood under a flickering light bulb in the office’s bathroom and added some water to an old toner cartridge to squeeze every last drop of usable ink …

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The Joker Always Wins

One of my favorite lessons from the School for Creative Activism is this: fun can be powerful and comedy can be dead serious.  The best activism is effective because it hits people at an emotional level – at that gut-level sweet spot where decisions are made before conscious thought.  But it’s not an easy spot to reach …

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Quick overview of the Craterian Theater’s remaining performances for this season

We’ll be adding this schedule of performances to our calendar shortly, but for the moment, please take note of these performances at the Craterian Theater and plan to attend one. Or all of them!

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