Keynote Speakers

  • Noël Carroll, Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, CUNY Graduate Center
  • Oliver Double, Senior Lecturer and Deputy Head of the School of Arts, University of Kent“‘This is an encounter, not a recital’: How stand-up comedy is created and performed”
  • Cynthia Willett, Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Philosophy and Interim Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Philosophy, Emory University
  • Jason Zinoman, Comedy Critic for The New York Times


  • Luvell Anderson, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, University of Memphis“Roasting Ethics”
  • Tom Cathcart and Danny Klein, Authors of the New York Times Best Seller, Plato and a Platypus Walk Into a Bar...: Understanding Philosophy Through Books (Penguin Books)
  • Eva Dadlez, Professor of Philosophy, University of Central Oklahoma “Comedy and Tragedy: Two Sides, Same Coin"
  • David Misch, Screenwriter, Lecturer“The Shame of Satire”
  • Tanya Rodriguez, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Sacramento State University