Caitlin Kunkel is a comedy writer, satirist and self-proclaimed, highly acclaimed pizza scientist. Here she talks about adapting the curriculum she wrote for The Second City in Chicago to teach in Amman Jordan. It happened when wo comedians from Jordan got a grant from the Konrad Adenauer Foundation to up their game.
Caitlin’s work has been featured in The New York Times, The New Yorker, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, and other places on the vast internetz. Furthermore, she’s the co-founder of the comedy and satire site The Belladonna. On top of that, she created the online satire writing program for The Second City and teaches workshops and speaks across the US and internationally. In 2019 Caitlin co-created The Satire and Humor Festival.
- “If the cast, audience, translators, everyone is laughing, it’s funny. It doesn’t matter if I didn’t get it at that point.”
- Caitlin brought her expertise and guided the participants to mine their own culture for funny.
- Hear her talk about the rewards, challenges, fears, elation–the full scope of emotion as she brought her full-self to this amazing opportunity and challenge.
- Religion, politics, gender…just about everything but the King was on the table for satire.
- Hear how they learned The Second City approach, wrote and performed a show in this one-week intensive program.