Andy Bichlbaum: Laughtivism with The Yes Men
In this workshop/master class, taught by Yes Men Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonano, we will devise one or more comedic media actions in the service of an activist cause. In case any of the participants wish to carry out the devised action, Andy will provide every participant with a toolkit containing everything needed to do so, along with a complete list of every technique that will be needed.
Andy Bichlbaum (AKA Jacques Servin) began his current adulthood by inserting a swarm of kissing men to a shoot-'em-up video game just before it shipped to store shelves. Finding himself fired and momentarily famous, he opted to go into weird activism. Since then, as co-founder of the Yes Men (www.theyesmen.org), he's worked for entities such as Exxon, Dow, Monsanto, and the US Chamber of Commerce, as well as for the New York Times, the New York Post, and the Washington Post, all without their approval.