Link: “How cultural comedy is making us laugh louder

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“Sometimes it seems like the ‘important’ conversations in the arts are preserved in an echo chamber of people who have cultural capital and are highly educated,” [Urvi Majumdar] says.

“I liked how comedy united people from all social backgrounds. A good joke ensures you don’t have to be well-versed in complex cultural concepts to understand it.”