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Darryl Littleton talks “Why We Laugh” in Decatur

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The DeKalb County Public Library’s Decatur branch, 215 Sycamore St., Decatur, will welcome comedian Darryl Littleton to host a public discussion, “Why We Laugh,” on Monday, Feb. 3, 7 – 9 p.m.

Littleton, also known by the stage name, “D’Militant,” will lead this presentation. Darryl has toured the world as a stand-up comedian, appeared on numerous radio and television shows, and has authored books on black comedy.

The program will include a screening of a part of Robert Townsend’s documentary Why We Laugh. The 2009 documentary is touted as a fast-paced; no holds barred Q and A with comedians like Darryl, who is also the producer of the documentary. Darryl also produces live comedy shows. He has performed on BET’s Comic View for more than a decade and worked with comedians such as Cedric the Entertainer and Jamie Foxx.

Library staff says the Decatur branch is hosting the event to celebrate the history of black comedians in this country. For more information or to register, call 404-370-3070.

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