Stand up Comedy as Social & Cultural Mediation Article Discussion Replies

Responses (two 150-word responses to two different peers’ posts) You can use Mintz they did not address Mintz in there discussion post

Now that your peers have isolated specific arguments and shared moments in the “conversation,” choose one of the authors your peer did not address and add them to the conversation. Bring in one quote from the author you’ve chosen and write a 150-word analysis that explains what you think this other author would add to the conversation.

1) In the Koziski article it states” stand-up comedian can elevate his audience to a new cultural focus” Throughout the different readings they all seem to have the same message in them. Comedians help to make what would normally be a serious conversation something funny. Dictionary tells us that anthropologist means” the science that deals with the origins,physical and cultural development, biological characteristics, and social customs and beliefs of humankind.” The stand-up comedian as Anthropologist Intentional Culture Critic “contrasting a familiar society with an alien one, anthropologist observations may envoke in their scholarly audience a new perception by incongruity as something of the pan-humanity of man is glimpsed through their explanations of culture.” This makes me think of Wanda Sykes, Micheal Che and Moms Mabley. They all read the audience and figure out what type of crowd they are. How much to push their thinking in order to make them laugh. Comedians have feel the energy in the room and tell jokes based off that. Sometimes they don’t care and are trying to get a message out and get people to thinking. Other times they tell certain jokes. Dave Chappelle recently had a special on Netflix following the death of George Floyd. He wasn’t as funny as he normally is. He had a message that he wanted the people who he influences to hear that their is a problem in America that needs to be fixed.

2) My analysis of what the arguments are between Krefting and Harris would be as follows: My view of cultural citizenship as the ability to fully participate in the ongoing process of defining the rights and obligations of citizens in an increasingly global and postmodern age” by Krefting. The framework of cultural citizenship is a move to center the cultural underpinnings of modern citizenship in analyses of citizenship as a boundary of inclusion and exclusion.

Trudier Harris one of the most distinguished of the black faculty is in the English Department, she has lectured and published widely on African American Literature and folklore. She was very involved in the culture and citizenship of the South. Ms. Harris was involved in the demonstrations in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, in the Spring of 1963. The Student Peace Union and town residents in the Committee for Open Business began demanding the integration of all public facilities. Pickets appeared during April in front of the privately owned College Cafe. Protesters launched street marches in May. In July, they increased pressure on the town council by mounting the first sit-in inside a business.