Theories about humour haven’t changed in several thousand years. The oldest known visual joke that mocks authority is at least 2,500 years old. But if ‘the fool’ is a constant in all cultures, and ‘laughter is the best medicine’, then what else is new? Join Ann Lee as she discusses satire in Indonesia and Malaysia, and explains how to tell your Republik Mimpi from your Monty Python, and your Sonny Liew from the Adventures of the Monkey God.
Ann Lee, playwright and PhD student in Southeast Asian studies at the National University of Singapore, uses text, images and sound in a part-performance, part-talk.
DATE: 2 APRIL 2016
TIME: 3.00PM – 6.00PM
VENUE: LEVEL 5, GALLERY
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