Italian American Women Doing Comedy
A (Funny) Talk with Gina Barreca and Maria DeCotis
Laura Caparrotti, Artistic Director, Kairos Italy Theater
in conversation with
Gina Barreca, humorist, writer, University of Connecticut
Maria DeCotis, actress, writer, comedian
As part of the 2020 series Women in Comedy dedicated to Franca Valeri, Laura Caparrotti meets Gina Barreca and Maria DeCotis, two comedians from different generations of Italian Americans. What makes them laugh and how do they make us laugh? And how much does their Italian-American-ess play in their comedy?
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