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Iconic Characters of Comedy


A new ongoing series, presented in collaboration with the Comedy Hall of Fame

Week in and week out, for years, we invite our favorite television characters into our homes. We come to know and accept them, in spite of the fact that they may have different ideals and values. Exposure to them modifies our experience, and helps modulate social change. Some characters have become iconic, as both catalysts and reflections of evolving American social values. Iconic Characters of Comedy is a high-profile discussion series designed to celebrate key artists and their work; tracing the comedic experience of the artist, the development of the character, and the social ramifications and influence these icons have had. The series will pair artists with esteemed moderators, to create unforgettable and illuminating evenings.