A cutting-edge, innovative comedy platform that generates student engagement, critical thinking and explores complex and volatile issues through humor and education. You've Crossed The Line brings comedians of different backgrounds to stage to challenge the audience to laugh and learn about the impact of humor on identity, media and culture. A small panel of judges (typically professors if performed at a college/university) rate the comedians and invite the audience to question and challenge the
Race. Culture. Ethnicity. Gender. Class. Sexual Preference. Religion.
A cutting-edge, innovative comedy platform that generates student engagement, critical thinking and cultural change. Can a White comedian make jokes about Black people? Can an Asian Comedian make jokes about Hispanic people? Can a biracial comedian make jokes about Black and White people, or neither? Can a straight person make a gay joke? Can a Christian make a Muslim joke? This highly engaging program is a unique, entertaining way to explore complex, even volatile issues through comedy and education.
Freedom of Speech
Featuring comedians of all persuasions, race, color, religion and scent, this competition show brings comedians and education to the forefront of civil rights and human rights efforts to address freedom of speech, equality and diversity. It is the brainchild of entertainer, producer, director and professor, Teja Arboleda, who's Telly-Award winning PBS documentary, Crossing The Line: Multiracial Comedians, produced a tremendous amount of stir in nationwide print, television, radio and new media.
Comedy = Valuable Data
Question 1: College/University: How do you connect with your multicultural student body on your campus?
Question 2: Corporations: How do you harness the rapidly changing demographic workforce and clientele?
You've Crossed The Line does two things:
1. Fosters powerful dialogue and cultural problem solving through live, interactive comedy.
2. Deciphers real and complex issues about race, culture, gender, sexual orientation, religion and class, and packages it as valuable data.
People want to be engaged through entertainment and interaction. Active participants give you live, authentic thoughts, opinions and honest ideas about what they really think about race, gender, religion and freedom of speech.
Learn how to help your campus engage in learning about language, power and freedom of speech through comedy!
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