Business & Economics
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.
Gonzalez, Oscar F., "BOOMING LAUGHTER: The New Era of Experimental Comedy Shows" (2017). CUNY Academic Works.