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Exploring comedian Jerry Seinfeld's advice for Gen Z

In his recent commencement address at Duke University, comedian Jerry Seinfeld told graduates that their generation needs to preserve a sense of humor to deal with life.

Seinfeld expressed concern that Gen Z’s quest for progress could injure its ability to see the humor in the world.

We explore those comments and the reactions with our guests:

  • Anna Eggleton, comedian and member of Gen Z
  • Ana McCasland, comedian
  • Kseniya Kalaur, digital strategist for WXXI and member of Gen Z
  • Tom Proietti, media scholar at St. John Fisher University
Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.
Megan Mack is the executive producer of "Connections with Evan Dawson" and live/televised engagement programming.