Political comedy, with Lizz Winstead

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    Lizz Winstead. Photo by Mindy Tucker

    Hour 2

    Guest-host MAIKEN SCOTT leads a discussion of political comedy, how it works and what makes a news story good material to mine for comedy, with LIZZ WINSTEAD, co-creator and former head writer of The Daily Show and Air America Radio co-founder. Lizz is on a national tour in support of Planned Parenthood, and is cracking jokes and sharing stories about her life, national politics and everything in between, while raising money for local Planned Parenthood clinics. Plus, we’ll hear from Towson University communications professor AMY BREE BECKER about her research into how political comedy affects politics, politicians and viewers/voters.

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