How can we joke about anything after 2020, a year that contained so much suffering and frustration? What does it mean to laugh in the face of hardship?
Living through 2020, we experienced life as dramatic, intense, and often heartbreaking. Yet at certain points—while donning a mask before walking into a convenience store, gazing adoringly at our stockpile of toilet paper, or scrambling to re-learn algebra one day ahead of a struggling 8th grader—we realized that life could also be absurd.
Saturday night of the Encounter will feature a roast of 2020, a moment to revel in the absurdity of certain situations and take joy in the glimmers of light of a difficult year.