Dannagal Young (Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School for Communication) is an improvisation comedienne, as well as an Associate Professor of Communication and Political Science at the University of Delaware. Dr. Young’s research interests include political satire, political media effects, public opinion and the psychology of political humor. She is known for her research on the intersection of entertainment and information, including the effects of shows like “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” and “The Colbert Report” ; her studies focus on the content, audience, and effects of nontraditional political information. Her scholarly work has explored late-night comedy as a gateway to traditional news and political participation among viewers of late-night comedy. Young’s research interests are rooted in her own comedic talents; she performs monthly with a Philadelphia-based improv comedy troupe.
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