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What's the definition of comedy? Banana. - Addison Anderson


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What makes us giggle and guffaw? The inability to define comedy is its very appeal; it is defined by its defiance of definition. Addison Anderson riffs on the philosophy of Henri Bergson and Aristotle to elucidate how a definition draws borders while comedy breaks them down.

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  • Educator Addison Anderson
  • Director Anton Bogaty
  • Narrator Addison Anderson

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