History After Hours: Comic Relief

How did people flex their funny bone in the 18th-century? Discover how Irish soldier Richard St. George used “comedy” sketching to cope with his life experiences. View examples of his 18th-century cartoons and learn what being a “macaroni” meant. Bust a gut listening to Philly Improv Theater’s Study Hall, featuring the Museum’s Director of Curatorial Affairs and Chief Historian, Dr. Philip Mead.

Study Hall with Philly Improv Theater
6:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Class is in session! Philly Improv Theater will be bringing their hit show “Study Hall” with the Museum’s Director of Curatorial Affairs and Chief Historian, Dr. Philip Mead, as a special guest. The lectures will inspire the improvised comedy in this fun, 30-minute comedy show. 

Spanish-Translated Tours
In partnership with Casa de Venezuela, and as part of the Museum’s Citizenship Initiative, two special gallery tours will be translated in Spanish. The 45-minute tours start at 5:30 pm and 6:30 pm. Guests can meet representatives from Casa de Venezuela and learn about the Museum’s free citizenship classes in between tours.

Macaronis and Cheese: Cartoons in Cost of Revolution: The Life and Death of an Irish Soldier
5:30 pm and 6:30 pm
Join a Museum Educator for a 30-minute gallery tour through satirical prints created by Richard St. George in our special exhibition.

About Philly Improv Theater
Philly Improv Theater has been the heart of Philadelphia’s nationally recognized comedy scene since 2005. As a two-time Best of Philly winner (2015 - "Best Comedy Night Out" and 2019 - "Best Class You Didn't Know You Needed") PHIT produces over 1,000 performances annually, with shows every week of the year, and develops local talent in its Training Center, which teaches over 1,000 children and adults how to act, improvise, write sketch comedy, and perform stand-up each year. Alumni and performers seen on PHIT’s stages have worked on Saturday Night Live, The Tonight Show, 30 Rock, The Late Show, Two and Half Men, Raising Hope, Key & Peele, Kroll Show, The State, Girl Code, Guy Code, Orange is the New Black, and The Kids in the Hall.




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