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This event is being held October 14th – 16th, 2011 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

The conference on comedy and television is an informal scholarly symposium examining a range of topics related to television comedy. This event has been conceived of as a series of discussion panels examining television comedy, and our intention is to create a forum to discuss and interrogate contemporary issues, trends, and new directions in television comedy scholarship.

It is our goal to encourage and support this area of television studies, and we hope our discussions will lead to collaborations, publications, network expansion, and a sense of the wide range of research being done on television comedy. It is our sincere hope that this event will challenge current scholars and provoke new  research questions and practices within television comedy studies, and simply within television studies at large.