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Exploring Music: The Greatest Satirical Songs

Thursday, April 4 @ 1:00 pmThursday, April 18 @ 2:30 pm

Join us for an interesting survey that highlights this important country and its artworks.

Exploring Music: The Greatest Satirical Songs

Two Thursdays, April 4 & 18

1-2:30pm (PT), 2-3:30pm (MT), 3-4:30pm (CT), 4-5:30pm (ET)

on Zoom

Satire is one of the oldest forms of humor and adding music only seems to make it more powerful; in early Germanic and Celtic societies, people mocked in song would break out in boils and even commit suicide.

Join David Misch (“Mork and Mindy, “Saturday Night Live,” “The Muppets Take Manhattan,” “Funny: The Book”) as he shares his picks for the best satirical songs in history, 15 tunes mocking racism, war, sexism, income inequality and more, featuring Randy Newman, Weird Al Yankovic, Gilbert & Sullivan, Steve Martin, Amy Schumer, Chuck Berry, Groucho Marx, “Saturday Night Live,” “South Park,” Key and Peele, Bo Burnham and Bugs Bunny.

And the Crown King of caustic cultural commentary, Tom Lehrer, who once said “If, after hearing my songs, just one human being is inspired to say something nasty to a friend, or perhaps to strike a loved one, it will all have been worthwhile.” (Note: Please do not attend if you are prone to boils.)

Save! Register by April 2nd for “Early Bird” pricing!

About David Misch

“A fantastic lecturer; knowledgeable, fun and entertaining, perfect for the subject” – Michelle Camacho, The Grammy Museum

“A true satire scholar” – The Houston Chronicle

David Misch is a former stand-up comedian, screenwriter (“Mork and Mindy,” “Saturday Night Live,” “The Muppets Take Manhattan”), author (“Funny: The Book,” “A Beginner’s Guide To Corruption”), teacher (his own courses on comedy at USC and musical satire at UCLA) and lecturer at Yale, Columbia, the Smithsonian, 92nd St. Y (NYC), Oxford University, University of Sydney, VIEW Cinema (Torino, Italy) and San Miguel (Mexico) Writers’ Conferences, Raindance Film Festival (London), Austin Film Festival, American Film Institute and Second City.

Tickets & Notes:

“Early Bird” Tickets $25 ($12.50 per class). Available until 48-hours prior to the start of the first class.

“Regular” Tickets $30 ($15 per class). Available until the start of the last class.

Tickets are 1) are for this session only, 2) are per device, not per person on Zoom, and 3) are non-refundable & non-exchangeable.

The Fine Print:

Fortunately, we’ve had very few issues, but just to be clear…

Your Zoom “Event Link”: The Zoom event link will be emailed to all registrants 2-days before the event begins. To help it land in your “inbox,” before registering, please add the following emails to your contacts:

  • JCC Alliance — alliance@marinjcc.org
  • Sara Allen — sallen@marinjcc.org

Registrants are requested to make sure the email w/link has arrived by the evening of April 2nd. If the email does not arrive, please see “Troubleshooting” below.

The email w/link will be re-sent to all registrants about 1-2 hours prior to the event. NB: However, if it landed somewhere other than in your inbox upon registration, it will probably do the same later.

Have a Comcast email? Please refer to this guide: https://www.xfinity.com/support/articles/spam-filters-and-email-blocking-new-experience.

Troubleshooting: We will do our best to remedy any issues. Registrants who have NOT received the email w/link are asked to check their email “junk” and “spam” folders. If found, please move the email to your inbox. If the email/link is still not there, please contact James (see below) immediately.

Late Troubleshooting: We will try our best – but cannot guarantee – help with Zoom links to guests contacting Sara less than 15-minutes prior to the event.

Live Only: In agreement with our guides, artists, instructors, special guests, etc., events are not recorded. Make-up sessions are unavailable. Credit/refund is not given for missed events.

Liability: While we will do our best to remedy any issues, The Osher Marin JCC & its Program Partners cannot be held responsible for 1) issues related to Eventbrite or Zoom, 2) ticket buyers not following the instructions above, nor 3) packing, shipping, or deliver services of food/beverages not received in time for tasting events.

Don’t ya just hate “the fine print?!!”

Questions? Please email sallen@marinjcc.org.

Exploring Music is created by the Osher Marin JCC (San Rafael, CA) and offered by the National JCC Adult & Senior Alliance. See below for a full list of Alliance Partners.

ALL ARE WELCOME to join in our activities! JCC members, non-members, those who live near or far, people of all backgrounds, faiths, ethnicities, hair styles, fashion choices, chocolate preferences, etc. “The more the merrier!”


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