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Jeremy Dauber on Comedy in America

Are comedy and Biblical tradition in opposition to each other? Is humor an obstacle or an aid to a serious life, or a life of faith?

This week Rabbi Lamm speaks to Columbia University professor Jeremy Dauber about the history and future of comedy in American society. They discuss individualism and community in the comedy business; how comedy can help shed light on some of the most important stories in the Biblical tradition; the role of animation and weirdness more broadly in pop culture; and, of course, the British ‘Office’ vs. the American ‘Office’!

About Good Faith Effort: The Hebrew Bible is every bit America’s moral founding document as the Constitution is our political founding document. Every week, Rabbi Dr. Ari Lamm speaks with thinkers, writers, artists, and faith leaders to explore how the Bible continues to inform our lives today, from politics to psychology to pop culture, bringing Americans of different traditions and persuasions closer together as so much else threatens to pull us apart.

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