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Monday, March 10 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Crowdsourcing Humor

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It's a cartoonist's job to make jokes. What happens when the audience picks the punchline?
Each week, The New Yorker provides its readers with a cartoon in need of a caption. Readers submit captions, the publication chooses three finalists, and readers vote for their favorites. It's humor—crowdsourced—and with more than 2 million submissions provided by 500,000 participants, it offers tremendous insight into what makes us laugh.
In a fast-paced and funny talk, Bob Mankoff, The New Yorker magazine's cartoon editor and cartoonist, analyzes the lessons we learn from crowdsourced humor. Along the way, he'll explore how cartoons work (or sometimes don't) and what crowds can tell us about a good joke.

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Bob Mankoff

Cartoon EditorThe New YorkerBob Mankoff is the cartoon editor of The New Yorker, where he selects cartoons for publication in the magazine. More than 800 of his cartoons have been published in The New Yorker in the past 30 years, including the best-selling New Yorker cartoon of all... Read More →

Monday March 10, 2014 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Hilton Austin Downtown, Salon H 500 E 4th St

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