Schedule

GLOBAL LAUGHTER: PERSPECTIVES ON INTERNATIONAL COMEDY (PRESENTED BY NETFLIX)

Wednesday, July 25
1700 - 1745 (5:00 - 5:45 PM)

Location: Hyatt Regency - Inspiration Room, Level 6
Address: 1255 Rue Jeanne Mance, Montreal, QC, H5B 1E5

Comedy is built on different perspectives: what’s funny and acceptable in one club in one city, for example, may not fly in another. Now let’s apply that on a worldwide scale… Do the same things that make people laugh in North America resonate with a European, Asian, African or Middle Eastern audience, or does certain comedy get lost in translation? Today, we’ll talk to some intrepid travelling comedians who tell us how they measure the collective pulse of their audience in wildly different countries. This panel of internationally-known comedians will focus on their craft, how they adapt their material (if at all) in their travels, and how they continue to keep audiences roaring around the globe.

Moderator: Richard Crouse (Pop Life)

Panelists:
Rachid Badouri
Urzila Carlson
Loyiso Gola
Maz Jobrani
Nish Kumar
DeAnne Smith

Access: ALL pass holders are allowed into this event