Following Trump's election, there has been a revived interest in the place of comedy in politics (both on the left and right). How do jokes satire relate to political critique? What role does comedy play in providing a space outside of politics? Why do we laugh? When do jokes fall flat? The topic for our Issue 14 symposium, What is comedy for?, will encompass these questions and more. Submit drafts by May 1 for consideration in the summer issue.