#16: Woody Allen
Mark T. Conard
This month, we'll be taking a look at Woody Allen: stand-up comic, writer and Academy award-winning director. He is the distillation of a certain kind of New Yorker: a product of Jewish existential anxiety, a philosopher-king of comedy. From the philosophical themes in his films, we also explore his brand of comedy by speaking to Mark T. Conard, an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Marymount Manhattan College in New York.