Comedy Has an Ouchie

What comedy and improv should be: A place to creatively, respectively, and openly express who you are.What comedy and improv has been: A place to creatively and openly express who you are...with a LOT of strings attached and gatekeepers making rules by which we've arbitrarily abided.How do we turn the has been into the should be after a global pandemic and revelations about the failures of how our sacred comedy institutions have dealt with systemic racism, transphobia, homophobia, misogyny, and ableism has knocked them off their pedestals?Steve Han, Phylicia McLeod, and Ashley Whitehurst have spent years inside the Chicago comedy scene. And they have thoughts.

Comedy
Society & Culture
Improv
1
Well Now I Want to Steal Your Bag
71 min
2
Introducing: Feel For the Game, Season 2
Therapy for Sports Fans
1 min
3
Hold Our Shows to a Higher Standard
47 min
4
Introducing: Wildwood Flower
0 min
5
Chicago Is Where It's At
46 min
6
Mohawk Johnson Wants More Black Superheroes
39 min
7
Unlearn the Ignorant Things
49 min
8
Yes, Virginia, Even Comedians Need Boundaries
53 min
9
Focus On Your Own Excellence
60 min
10
Why Comedy Isn't a Veneer for Neuroses
50 min
11
You Shouldn't Have to Do the Accent
44 min
12
Here's What's Healing Comedy
46 min
13
To Be Asian Is An Honor
56 min
14
Auditions Are Inherently Unfair
51 min
15
I’m Not a Sassy Black Woman Sketch
47 min
16
Comedy's Problems Are Rooted in White Supremacy
48 min
17
Getting Paid in Exposure Won’t Pay My Landlord
49 min
18
Idol Worship Is Super Dead!
48 min
19
Introducing: Comedy Has an Ouchie
2 min