The Rise of Hate
WNYC’s Peabody Award winning reporter, Matt Katz returns to JCC U to discuss how anti-Semites and xenophobes have become emboldened in the current political environment. He has reported extensively on the uptick in incidents and will speak on the administration’s response. Katz was last here presenting his book American Governor: Chris Christie’s Bridge to Redemption.
Comedy Greats: George Carlin, Joan Rivers and Woody Allen
Veteran stand-up comedian and teacher David LaBarca will deconstruct works of stand-up legends George Carlin, Joan Rivers, and Woody Allen. Understand how Carlin combined silliness with social commentary. Learn how Rivers maintained stage presence even when not on stage. Analyze how Allen laid the groundwork for his iconic movie career. Appreciate why their brands of comedy have succeeded.
* Sponsored by the Berit and Martin Bernstein Open Forum Endowment Fund and the Edwin S Soforenko Foundation