From Giggles to Insight: Comedy’s Role in Tackling Tough Topics

Comedy is one of the most popular genres in film and television. It has the power to connect with audiences, make us laugh, and create an immersive space that allows us to escape, even if momentarily, some of the realities of our day-to-day lives. But there’s more to comedy than escapism. Through humour, this genre has often been used as one of the most significant and complex forms of art in addressing some of our most pressing issues. In this talk, we look at comedy in film and TV, its functions, and its possibilities.

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Zahra Khosroshahi
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Dr Zahra Khosroshahi (she/her) is a lecturer at the University of Glasgow, UK in Film & Television studies. She is currently working on her forthcoming monograph on Iranian women filmmakers. Outside of academia, Zahra is the co-founder of Thousand & One: an enterprise that supports fellow women of colour in the workplace.
Twitter @zahrafkh Instagram @zahratheacademic

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