Chris Bliss: Comedy is translation

February 28 2012, 1:02am

It's one of reason's I think Jon Stewart is one of the smartest late night talk show comedian's of our generation - most of his material is educational, but the user doesn't even realize they are being educated because he's so funny.

Every act of communication is, in some way, an act of translation. Onstage at TEDxRainier, writer Chris Bliss thinks hard about the way that great comedy can translate deep truths for a mass audience. Chris Bliss explores the inherent challenge of communication, and how comedy opens paths to new perspectives.