Artist Projects

The Honey Bun Comedy Hour

Laurie Jo Reynolds

Drawing on the artist’s long-standing work as an advocate for prison reform, The Honey Bun Comedy Hour is an educational series, scripted by experienced prison monitors, that will reenact real and imagined scenes from the Illinois criminal justice system. The goal is to use humor and parody to expose absurdities in the current system (sparing no one) and build enthusiasm for specific policy reforms. Performances, live and taped, will be shown at meetings, on social media, on cable access and eventually in a theatrical revue.