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Maymester course turns Tar Heels into scriptwriters

June 6, 2022

Students in Maymester’s “Writing for the 30-Minute Comedy” course collaborated with Tar Heels from “Acting for the Camera” and “Directing for the Camera” to write and produce scenes for a sitcom in just three weeks.

Learning behind the laughter

June 24, 2021

In Associate Professor Michelle Robinson’s American studies Maymester course, “Comedy and Ethics,” students explored how stand-up comedy enriches American culture and sparks ethical discussions, all while making people laugh.

Performing and researching stand-up comedy

April 5, 2021

Doctoral student Joey Richards is a stand-up comedian who researches performance studies, teaches in the department of communication in the College of Arts & Sciences, and serves on the Graduate and Professional Student Federation.

Maymester: “Ethics of Stand-up Comedy”

May 30, 2019

“Ethics of Stand-up Comedy” is a Maymester course that examines comedy’s role in society as a form of cultural expression full of underlying ethical discussions.