Diversability

Diversability is an award-winning movement to rebrand disability through the power of community.

Diversability is an award-winning movement to rebrand disability through the power of community.

Outing: Humor and the Disability Experience: A Stand-Up Comedy Show

  • Contemporary Jewish Museum 736 Mission Street San Francisco, CA, 94103 United States

ADMISSION: Free with advance registration to access@thecjm.org; 415.655.7856

As an art, stand-up comedy has always challenged societal norms and has been a vehicle for social change. Humor is a way to engage in difficult and sometimes transgressive subjects. Comedians with disabilities are among those who are using the art form to present the Disabled experience and further conversation. 

All the comedians featured in this program have performed one or more times with the Comedians with Disabilities Act, a comedy troupe founded by Michael O'Connell that exclusively features comedians with diverse disabilities. The comedy troupe plays comedy clubs and colleges all across the United States, expanding people's ideas of what having a disability means—and, of course, to laugh.

More information: https://thecjm.org/programs/117