FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Don Montrey
DR. YOUNG UNPACKS RETURNS TO CSZ PHILADELPHIA
Philadelphia PA -- CSz Philadelphia, the Home of ComedySportz is proud to present the return of DR. YOUNG UNPACKS, a playful, high energy, informative talk show that dives deep into the psychology of media, politics, and popular culture, featuring award-winning Professor Danna Young - Associate Professor at the University of Delaware. DR. YOUNG UNPACKS runs Sunday April 15, 22 and 29 at 7PM. Tickets are $15 ($10 for students).
“Danna’s shows in February were very funny and very educational” says CSz Philadelphia’s Executive Director Don Montrey, “she broke down the complexity of the world and made it entertaining. One example was her explanation of the twisting path that connects the Cuban Missile Crisis to Al Gore to the #MeToo movement. The audience loved it.”
Dr. Young’s work has been published in The Atlantic, The New York Times, the Columbia Journalism Review and The Philadelphia Inquirer. She is the author of over 2 dozen peer-reviewed research articles and 20 book chapters. She is also an 18-year member of ComedySportz.
Each week, Dr. Young unpacks a new topic, such as “Why Comedians Are Communists And Conservatives Hate Picasso;” and “How News Serves (Or F*Cking Destroys) Democracy .”
Each one-hour show features an expert guest from academia and media talking about their own research on media and politics.
“We live in complicated times. People want to understand what’s going on around them, without getting overwhelmed or freaked out.” says Dr. Young, “I’m an optimist. I believe that once you unpack a topic and help people understand how things work and why, they can start making the world better. ”
Tickets for DR. YOUNG UNPACKS are $15 (or $10 with a valid student ID) and can be purchased online at csztix.com or by calling 484-450-8089. The show is designed for audiences ages 15 and up.
For more information, please call Don Montrey at 267-255-9541.
ABOUT DR. DANNA YOUNG
Dannagal Goldthwaite Young (Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg School for Communication, 2007) is an Associate Professor of Communication at the University of Delaware where she studies media, politics, and cognitive psychology. Her research on the psychology and influence of political entertainment has been widely published including peer reviewed research in Media Psychology, Political Communication, International Journal of Press/Politics, Psychology of Popular Media Culture, Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media, and Mass Media and Society. Her writing has appeared in the popular press, including articles in The Atlantic, The New York Times, Philadelphia Inquirer, contributions on National Public Radio, and coverage of her research in national and international publications including Variety, The Globe and Mail, the Guardian, and the Christian Science Monitor. Dr. Young was awarded the University of Delaware's prestigious Excellence in Teaching Award in 2014. She is also a Research Fellow with the University of Delaware's Center for Political Communication and University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg Public Policy Center.
Published in: The Atlantic, The New York Times, Columbia Journalism Review, Philadelphia Inquirer
Media appearances on: NPR, WHYY Radio Times, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Quoted in: The New York Times, The Guardian, Christian Science Monitor, The Washington Post, Politico, Variety, The Week, Pacific Standard, Le Devoir, New York Magazine, USA Today, Globe and Mail, Huffington Post, Splitsider, Washington Times, BBC, CNN, PBS, Daily Mail UK, Toronto Star, Reuters, AFP, The Conversation
ABOUT CSZ PHILADELPHIA
CSz Philadelphia uses improvisation to produce fun, immersive experiences that bring laughter to the people of Philadelphia. In the classroom we teach our students how to use improv to entertain and excite and audiences. In the boardroom, we teach professionals how to communicate, listen, and take risks using Applied Improvisation. On stage we entertain everyone with ComedySportz, Philadelphia’s longest-running comedy show where two teams of improvisers battle for the laughs of the Loyal Fans.
CSz Philadelphia is a part of CSz Worldwide, a global network of companies for organizations needing entertainment, training, and events marketing solutions.
Sunday, April 15th @ 7PM
Sunday, April 22nd @ 7PM
Sunday, April 29th @ 7PM
Venue: CSz Philadelphia at The Adrienne Theater, 2030 Sansom St.
$15 ($10 for Students with Valid ID) at door OR online at csztix.com
LECTURE AND GUEST SCHEDULE
Sunday, April 15th @ 7 pm
TOPIC: Dr Young Unpacks why Ds & Rs HATE each other & why it matters GUEST: Lindsay Hoffman, Ph.D., Assoc. Director of Political
Communication University of Delaware
Sunday, April 22nd @ 7 pm
Dr Young Unpacks how news serves (or f&cking destroys) democracy
TOPIC: Diana C. Mutz, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania; Director, Institute for the Study of Citizens and Politics
Sunday, April 29th @ 7 pm
TOPIC: Dr Young Unpacks why comedians are communists & conservatives hate Picasso
GUEST: Vin Arceneaux, Ph.D., Professor of Political Science at Temple University
DR. YOUNG UNPACKS is a playful, high energy, informative talk show that dives deep into the psychology of media, politics, and popular culture, featuring award-winning Professor Danna Young - Associate Professor at the University of Delaware. Think of this show like John Oliver and Ellen having a baby that grew up to give TED Talks. DR. YOUNG UNPACKS runs Sunday April 15, 22 and 29 at 7PM. Tickets are $15; $10 for students.
To request photos, interviews and more information please contact:
Don Montrey | firstname.lastname@example.org | 267-255-9541