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McGarr Symposium on Sports and Society – Playing for LAughs: Sports and Humor

April 12 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm CDT

The McGarr Symposium on Sports and Society presents Playing for Laughs: Sports and Humor. The panel discussion will feature Charlotte Wilder, reporter and host for FOX Sports, and Jason Gay, sports columnist for the Wall Street Journal. The program will be moderated by Symposium namesake Cappy McGarr, author of The Man Who Made Mark Twain Famous: Stories from the Kennedy Center, the White House and Other Comedy Venues.

The McGarr Symposium will explore the cultural intersections of sports and humor; on the field, off the field and as a mediated entertainment product. Humor in sport may be viewed as a playfully complex communication, integrating and promoting superiority and disparagement. This event sees humor This event as a means of examining the social problems that exist in modern sport.


April 12
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm CDT
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DMC 2.106, 300 W. Dean Keeton
Austin, TX 78721 United States
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DMC 2.106
300 W. Dean Keeton
Austin, TX 78721 United States
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Center for Sports Cmmunication & Media
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Target Audience
Alumni, Faculty, Staff, Students, General Public
Center for Sports Communication and Media

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