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Matt Sienkiewicz for THAT’S NOT FUNNY, in conversation with Ross Barkan

March 8, 7pm8pm.
That’s Not Funny

Join us for an in-store event with professor Matt Sienkiewicz, author of THAT’S NOT FUNNY, one of Vulture’s Best Comedy Books of 2022. Matt will be in conversation with Ross Barkan.

About the book:

A rousing call for liberals and progressives to pay attention to the emergence of right-wing comedy and the political power of humor.

“Why do conservatives hate comedy? Why is there no right-wing Jon Stewart?” These sorts of questions launch a million tweets, a thousand op-eds, and more than a few scholarly analyses. THAT’S NOT FUNNY argues that it is both an intellectual and politically strategic mistake to assume that comedy has a liberal bias. Matt Sienkiewicz and Nick Marx take readers––particularly self-described liberals––on a tour of contemporary conservative comedy and the “right-wing comedy complex.”

About the author:

Matt Sienkiewicz is Associate Professor and Chair of the Boston College Communication Department.

NOTE: A ticket purchase is required for admission. You may redeem your ticket at the event for $5 off any book (such as a signed copy of THAT’S NOT FUNNY).


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