Comedy is Translation, Chris Bliss TED Talk

In his TEDxRanier talk, Chris Bliss posits that “Every act of communication is an act of translation.” I have always loved languages and comedy, and I was tickled pink by Chris’ connection between the two. In the talk, he shows how great comedy can “translate deep truths for a mass audience”.


Author: John Fotheringham

My name is John Fotheringham and I’m a languaholic. I originally hail from Seattle, but have spent most of the past decade living, learning, and working in Japan, Bangladesh, China, and Taiwan. I currently reside in Los Angeles where I am a full-time "manny" (or "bro pair" as my older brother calls me) for my 5-year-old nephew. I focus most on Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, and Spanish but love all languages. And corny puns. And sushi. You can learn more about my other projects at:

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