Summer Engagement: Race / Comedy
Cormac recently graduated from Arizona State University’s Barrett, Honors College with one major in political science and a second major in civic and economic thought and leadership. In addition to graduating summa cum laude, Cormac received the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences’ Dean’s Medal and the Moeur Award for academic excellence. At the end of the summer, Cormac will move to Chicago to begin his MFA in comedic screenwriting at DePaul University.”
Sketches of Race and the American Story
Despite ongoing struggles to ensure equitable representation of minority voices in television and film, African American comedians have utilized sketch comedy to skewer systemic racism and raise awareness of the issues afflicting minority-majority communities.