Topical Jokes – Zur Zukunft der Politischen Comedy

Comedy has a long tradition and has produced long-running international panel shows such as HAVE I GOT NEWS FOR YOU AND GOOD NEWS WEEK, fiction series like THE WEST WING and THE THICK OF IT and popular late night shows – for instance RICK MERCER REPORT and THE DAILY SHOW WITH JON STWEART. This lecture will discuss – mainly with On-Screen Talents – some hot new approaches of this genre and it aims to outline its potential for the future.

Preliminary Timetable:

Host:  Torsten Zarges, Correspondent, kressreport, Köln

10.00-10.15 a.m., Welcome

10.15-10.45 a.m., Keynote Q&A
What’s New? A Survey of Successful International Comedy
Guy Meredith, Screenwriter and Consultant, London

10.45-11.15 a.m., Keynote Q&A
Long Running Sitcom-Formats in Germany – Past & Future
Christian Munder, Executive Producer, Sony Pictures Film und Fernsehproduktion, Köln

11.15-11.45 a.m., Keynote Q&A
Going the Distance – Political Comedy vs. Political Correctness
Andrew Moskos, Executive Producer, Co-Founder, Boom Chicago, Amsterdam

11.45-12.00 a.m., Coffee Break

12.00-13.00 p.m., Panel Discussion
NEW KIDS TURBO – Successful cinema comedy from the Netherlands
Maarten Swart, Executive Producer NEW KIDS TURBO, Eyeworks, Amsterdam