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Comedy@SCA, Volume 2
Eileen Norris Cinema Theatre (NCT) (Map)
The USC School of Cinematic Arts will celebrate comedy in film, television and new media in a three-day festival. We will present the premiere of a new comedy film; a retrospective screening of a comedy classic; a visit with the creators of a groundbreaking TV series; and panels on the evolving comic landscape.
Following upon the enormous success of the first Comedy@SCA festival in 2011, USC School of Cinematic Arts professors Jack Epps, David Isaacs and Barnet Kellman will celebrate comedy in film, television and new media in a three-day festival. Comedy has never played a bigger role in American life. For political analysis, we look to Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, Bill Maher and Seth Meyers. To reflect the way we live, we rely on Lena Dunham, Louis C.K. and Modern Family. From Funny or Die to the latest meme, Americans look to comedy to understand our world. Comedy@SCA will bring together some of the greatest comedy artists of today, yesterday and tomorrow with the premiere of a new comedy film; a retrospective screening of a comedy classic; a visit with the creators of a groundbreaking TV series; and panels on animation, the web and all aspects of the evolving comic landscape. James Burrows, legendary director/producer of Taxi, Cheers, Frasier, Friends, Will and Grace and The Big Bang Theory, will be on hand to receive the Jack Oakie Lifetime Achievement Award.
Organized by the USC School of Cinematic Arts.