Sexual Harassment In The Comedy World

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Carla de Souza Campos / Flickr
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Carla de Souza Campos / Flickr

Sexual Harassment In The Comedy World

The art of improvisation requires quick thinking and the ability to break boundaries. But not everyone who performs this style of comedy feels all behavior is acceptable for art’s sake.

Recently, internet chatter about how women are subjected to sexual harassment in the industry has brought up conversations about censorship and creative freedoms.

A forum tonight called “The Canary in the Coalmine” hopes to explore the problems associated with sexual harassment and solutions that won’t negatively impact performances but improve morale among performers.

Yolanda Perdomo is a reporter for WBEZ. Follow her at @yolandanews