The Revival of the Socially-Conscious Sitcom

Date: Saturday, 6/10

When it comes to comedy, most viewers simply ask “is this funny?”. Sitcoms are meant to entertain, bring audiences in on the joke, and be an escape from “real life.” In today’s climate, tides are turning as the children of Norman Lear take his lead by seamlessly incorporating issues and debates that are meant to challenge and teach. From race to gender, and politics to religion, these sitcom writers achieve bigger conversations about issues that make a difference in your life, while still making you laugh.

Panelists: Danielle Sanchez-Witzel (The Carmichael Show), Bob Daily (Superior Donuts), Justin Simien (Dear White People), Mike Royce (One Day at a Time), Gloria Calderon Kellett (One Day at a Time)
Moderator: Sandra Gonzalez (CNN)