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Something New, at MoMA PS1 as part of VW Sunday Sessions. © 2013 MoMA PS1, New York.

Every joke is an experiment. The world of comedy constantly evolves as comics explore innovative ways to make people laugh. Organized and hosted by curator and writer Miriam Katz, this event showcases comedians and comedy groups including Cocoon Central, Josh Fadem, Jeffrey Joseph, Joe Pera, and Rory Scovel, whose performances involving dance, music, characters, and plays on form, illustrate some of the newest innovations in comedy today.

MoMA PS1’s acclaimed VW Sunday Sessions performance series welcomes visitors to experience and participate in live art. Since its founding in 1976, MoMA PS1 has offered audiences one of the most extensive programs of live performance in the world. VW Sunday Sessions highlights artists responding to contemporary social and political issues through a wide variety of creative and critical lenses. Encompassing performance, music, dance, conversation, and film, the series develops and presents projects by established and emerging artists, scholars, activists, and other cultural instigators. With a focus on artists that blur and break traditional genre boundaries, VW Sunday Sessions embraces the communities and artists that create and sustain their practice in New York City.

Since 2012, VW Sunday Sessions has presented a commissioning program resulting in new work by Trajal Harrell, Mårten Spångberg, Anne Imhof, Tobias Madison and Matthew Lutz Kinoy, Hannah Black, and Colin Self. Additionally, the VW Dome Artist Residency offers a platform for creative development and experimentation for artists at all stages of the creative process.

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Something New is co-presented by The New York Comedy Festival.

Sunday Sessions is organized by Jenny Schlenzka, Associate Curator with Mike Skinner, Producer, and Alex Sloane, Live Programs Coordinator.

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Sunday Sessions and the VW Dome at MoMA PS1 are made possible by a partnership with Volkswagen of America.

This performance is part of VW Sunday Sessions.