Saul Austerlitz teaches a course in writing about comedy. He is the author of three books: “Sitcom: A History in 24 Episodes from I Love Lucy to Community” (Chicago Review, 2014), “Another Fine Mess: A History of American Film Comedy” (Chicago Review, 2010), and “Money for Nothing: A History of the Music Video from the Beatles to the White Stripes” (Continuum, 2007). His work has appeared in the New York Times, the New York Times Magazine, Slate, The New Republic, the Los Angeles Times, and other publications. He is at work on a new book, on the story of the ill-fated Altamont concert of 1969.
Teaching and Research Interests
film and television; comedy; pop music; contemporary literature; the art of the essay; culture and politics; international film
B.A. Film Studies, Yale University, 2001 M.A. Cinema Studies, New York University, 2003