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“Who You Are” vs. “How You Help”

How many times do you ask someone what they do, and they recite a list of tasks? Like the UPS Store speed dating commercial: “We do printing, packing, faxing, notarizing, shredding…” Note that she does not end up with a date. And yet, when you provide different services within a business it can be hard to…

Building a Satire Community

Comedy writer and satirist (and self-proclaimed, highly acclaimed pizza scientist) Caitlin Kunkel is ON FIRE! Since publishing the book New Erotica for Feminists in 2018 things have exploded. She’s the co-founder of the comedy and satire site The Belladonna Comedy. She created the online satire writing program for The Second City and teaches workshops and speaks across the…

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A USAmerican Teaching Comedy in Jordan

Whether you are an interculturalist or not, you’ll love Caitlin Kunkel’s story of adapting the curriculum she wrote for The Second City in Chicago to teach satire and stage a show in Amman, Jordan. It was more about bringing her expertise for the process, not judging the content, says Kunkel, an accomplished comedy writer and…