Bob Mankoff Lecture: "This is Your Brain on Funny: The Psychology of Humor"

Mon, 09/21/2020

For over 40 years, Bob Mankoff has been the driving force of humor and satire at some of the most honored publications in America, including The New Yorker (former cartoon editor) and Esquire. He now joins Prof. David Pizarro in one of Cornell’s largest and most popular classes: Psychology 1101. Roll with laughter on the floor - but please stay 6 feet apart. This event is sponsored by Sigma Phi’s Larry and Judy Tanenbaum Distinguished Speakers Fund which brings renowned personalities to Cornell and to the fraternity, and co-sponsored by the Cornell Department of Psychology.

Join host Professor David Pizarro and Psych 1101 class members for this virtual event on Tuesday, September 29th, at 11:30.  Register here.

In addition to his lecture, Mr. Mankoff has provided the drawing accompanying this article for a caption contest. He'll announce the winners during class; put on your creative hats (and masks) and submit your entry.  There are three divisions: student, parent, and alumni/other. One per person, please. We're on the honor system here - no Googling allowed!

Mankoff cartoon of couple sitting in waterfall for caption contest