Is Comedy Art?
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Is Comedy Art?
The difference between art and entertainment is in the eye of the bureaucrat, and what happens when your punchline is a 15-foot bronze statue of King Edward VII on a horse?
June 1, 2018

With less than a month left until her final set on the Second City stage, Aliya realizes that she’s not totally sold on standup. So she talks to Sandra Battaglini, a comedian who’s petitioning the government to recognize comedy as an art form that’s worth funding, and the art duo Life of a Craphead who discuss the evolution of their jokes, from mixing a chemical weapon onstage to dumping a colonial sculpture into the Don River.

 

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