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FUNNY STRANGE: Satire after Mordecai Richler
Calvin Trillin in conversation with Seán Cullen

Mordecai Richler cast a huge shadow during his lifetime. A decade after his death, the great novelist, satirist, and provocateur remains a singular figure in Canadian literature.

Legendary New Yorker writer Calvin Trillin and comedian, actor and author Seán Cullen discuss comedy, satire, and the legacy of Canada”s great novelist and provocateur. Their conversation promises to be lively, funny and provocative – worthy aussie online casino of Richler himself.

Calvin Trillin, a friend of Richler, has been publishing brilliant New Yorker essays and books on homour, travel and food for almost half a century, including his recent Quite Enough of Calvin Trillin: Forty Years of Funny Stuff.

As a touring comedian, Seán Cullen has been making people laugh for more than 20 years. As an actor he has appeared in stage productions including The Producers, and as an author he writes the popular Hamish X series for young readers.

PEN Canada president Charles Foran, author of the multiple-award-winning biography of Richler, Mordecai: The Life and Times, moderates this discussion between two cultural icons uniquely suited to discuss Richler”s legacy and the larger subjects of comedy and satire.

Thursday, May 17, 7pm
Royal Ontario Museum, Signy and Cléophée Theatre
100 Queen”s Park

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