I think comedy is as vital and valid an art form as any other way of being creative that has existed. I also think comedy is vital in this fight for justice. Comedy is the most powerful tool kit I know of for bringing relief, giving voice to discomfort, revealing the good and bad we must see to move forward and for bringing people together into community. I’ve been arguing/advocating for comedy to be up high in that bucket of “Art” for most of my adult life. Now I’m doing it for civic practice, movement building and justice work.