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Over three days, the sixth USC Comedy Festival will celebrate community, share laughter, and explore the very nature of comedy in our modern society. For updates and a complete schedule of events, visit cinema.usc.edu/ComedyFestival.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Friday, February 24

7:30 p.m.: Does Comedy Have To Be Funny?
Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108
Standup comics and actors Nils Abston (Invite Only), Jena Friedman (Soft Focus), Alyssa Limperis (No Bad Days), Christina Catherine Martinez (Two Pink Doors), and Moses Storm (Sunnyside, Arrested Development) will kick off the festivities with a seriously funny debate hosted by Vulture senior editor Jesse David Fox

Saturday, February 25

11 a.m.: Women Creating Comedy
Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108
The Women of Cinematic Arts (WCA) present a Women of Comedy panel featuring producers, showrunners, writers, and directors, including USC alum Thembi Banks (Only Murders in the Building), Brittani Nichols (Abbott Elementary), and Debby Wolfe (Lopez vs. Lopez), moderated by WCA board member Shannon Hardy.

1:30 p.m.: Women Performing Comedy
Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108
The Women of Cinematic Arts (WCA) present a Women of Comedy panel highlighting on-screen performers, including Lauren Ash (Superstore), Emily Hampshire (Schitt’s Creek), and Andrea Savage (I’m SorryVeep), moderated by WCA board member Shannon Hardy.

4 p.m.: The Changing Flavor of Series Comedy
Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108
A stirring conversation with Rachel Bloom (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Reboot), Steve Levitan (Modern Family, Reboot), and Gina Yashere (Bob Hearts Abishola) will be moderated by Vulture senior editor Jesse David Fox.

7:30 p.m.: Oakie Masters of Comedy Lecture Series – Catherine O’Hara
Norris Cinema Theatre 
The legendary comic actress and Emmy-winner Catherine O’Hara (SCTV, Beetlejuice, Home Alone, Waiting for Guffman, Schitt’s Creek) will receive USC Cinema’s 2023 Jack Oakie and Victoria Horne Oakie Masters of Comedy Award, in a presentation moderated by John Michael Higgins (A Mighty Wind, Best in Show).

Sunday, February 26

11 a.m.: Triangle of Sadness
Norris Cinema Theatre 
A screening of Triangle of Sadness, winner of the Palme d'Or at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival and Best Picture nominee at the 2023 Academy Awards, followed by a Q&A with Academy Award nominee Ruben Östlund (Best Director, Best Original Screenplay) moderated by Alessandro Ago (USC Cinema).

3:30 p.m.: Spotlight on Marvel Studios’ She-Hulk: Attorney at Law
Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108
A screening and conversation with series creator/head writer/executive producer Jessica Gao moderated by USC professor J.D. Connor.

6 p.m. An Evening with Billy Eichner
Norris Cinema Theatre 
Join four-time Emmy-nominee Billy Eichner, who starred in, co-wrote, and produced the critically acclaimed film, Bros, in a conversation hosted by USC professor Wayne Federman.

Presented by USC Visions and Voices. Organized by the USC School of Cinematic Arts.

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