Graduation Date

Fall 12-2017

Grading Professor

Amanda Aronczyk

Subject Concentration

Business & Economics

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


This project looks at the rise of experimental comedy shows in New York City. The comedy industry is in a second boom that caused an increase in variety shows that test performers 'writing and performance skills. I interview the producers of the shows, the comedians that perform in them to understand how they're challenged and the audience members who watched the show. I talk with historians and comedy experts on the history of the comedy industry and the neighborhood in New York City where it originated in.



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