It’s true that comedy has served many important societal functions, perhaps none as well-recieved as escapist comedy. In this venerable niche we find the vitality of all manner of travel-themed big-screen jaunts, from the loopy “Road to…” series of Bob Hope/Bing Crosby, the car chase mischief of films like Smokey & The Bandit, and teen comedies of all eras, spanning the beach party programmers of the 1960s to the 1980s films of John Hughes. Don’t miss this trip through the history of beloved comedies that take us away from it all!