Performing and Visual Arts

  • Judy Gold: A National Comedy Center Conversation Hosted by Frank DeCaro

    Originally broadcast at 8 p.m. EDT Wednesday, October 28, 2020.

    Comedian, actress and author Judy Gold discusses her craft, the importance of comedy during these trying times, and her new book with comedian and author Frank DeCaro in a conversation for the National Comedy Center.

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  • John Cleese and Camilla Cleese: A National Comedy Center Conversation

    Actor, comedian, screenwriter, producer and Monty Python legend John Cleese and his daughter, comedian Camilla Cleese, discuss comedy, John’s acclaimed career, their recent work together, and father/daughter memories in this Father’s Day tribute hosted by comedian Harrison Greenbaum.

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  • Wynton Marsalis in Conversation with H.E. Huda I. Alkhamis-Kanoo

    Originally broadcast at 12 p.m. EDT Friday, October 23, 2020.

    Celebrated jazz musician and composer Wynton Marsalis speaks with H.E. Huda I. Alkhamis-Kanoo, a patron of the arts who has dedicated her life to inspiring artists to create, generations to innovate and communities to unite and prospe...

  • Wynton Marsalis in Conversation with Jon Batiste

    Originally broadcast at 12 p.m. EDT Thursday, October 22, 2020.

    Celebrated jazz musician and composer Wynton Marsalis speaks with Jon Batiste, the virtuoso pianist, bandleader, composer, record producer, educator and actor. As a teenager, Batiste began self-producing and releasing his music, as ...

  • Wynton Marsalis in Conversation with the Most Rev. Michael Curry

    Originally broadcast at 12 p.m. EDT Thursday, October 15, 2020.

    Famed jazz musician Wynton Marsalis speaks with Michael Curry, the 27th Presiding Bishop and Primate of The Episcopal Church.

    ABOUT PRESIDING BISHOP MICHAEL CURRY

    Presiding Bishop Curry was installed as the 27th Presiding Bishop ...

  • Dulcé Sloan: A National Comedy Center Conversation Hosted by Charles McBee

    Originally broadcast at 8 p.m. EDT Wednesday, October 21, 2020.

    Join stand-up comedian and “The Daily Show” correspondent Dulcé Sloan as she discusses her career, the craft of comedy and the importance of Black artistry in a National Comedy Center conversation with comedian and writer Charles Mc...

  • Gabriel Iglesias: A National Comedy Center Conversation

    Join comedian and actor Gabriel Iglesias, one of the most successful stand-up comics performing today, as he discusses his life, career and recent projects in a lively conversation with comedian Harrison Greenbaum.

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  • Desi Arnaz: A National Comedy Center Conversation with Lucie Arnaz

    Originally broadcast at 8 p.m. EDT Wednesday, October 14, 2020.

    Lucie Arnaz, the daughter of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, talks with NPR host and TV critic David Bianculli for a Father’s Day tribute to Desi, who changed the face of television — both on screen and behind the scenes — with “I Love...

  • Tiffany Haddish: A National Comedy Center Conversation Hosted by Flame Monroe

    Originally broadcast at 8 p.m. EDT Saturday, October 10, 2020.

    Actress, comedian, author and Emmy Award winner Tiffany Haddish discusses her work, creative process and career with comedian Flame Monroe, who was recently featured in the Emmy-nominated Netflix variety special “Tiffany Haddish Pres...

  • Margaret Cho: A National Comedy Center Conversation Hosted by Judy Gold

    Originally broadcast at 8 p.m. EDT Wednesday, October 7, 2020.

    Comedian, actress and author Margaret Cho candidly discusses her craft and comedy’s vital role in issues of social justice and equality with comedian Judy Gold in this National Comedy Center Conversation.

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  • Aidy Bryant & Lolly Adefope: A National Comedy Center Conversation

    Actress, comedian and Saturday Night Live cast member Aidy Bryant is joined by actress and comedian Lolly Adefope — Aidy’s co-star in the Hulu comedy series “Shrill” — for a conversation on comedy with comedian and SNL writer Anna Drezen.

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  • Nicola Benedetti on Performance, Preparation and Practice

    Originally broadcast at 5 p.m. EDT Thursday, October 1, 2020.

    Join Grammy Award-winning violinist Nicola Benedetti as she shares insights into the internal and external experiences of life as a performer. From preparation to performance, Ms. Benedetti will take listeners behind the scenes, givin...

  • Roy Wood Jr.: A National Comedy Center Conversation Hosted by Wayne Federman

    Originally broadcast at 8 p.m. EDT Wednesday, September 30, 2020.

    Comedian, actor, producer and writer Roy Wood Jr. speaks about his multifaceted comedy career, including his experiences as a correspondent on The Daily Show, in a conversation hosted by comedian Wayne Federman for the National Co...

  • Kate Flannery: A National Comedy Center Conversation Hosted by Ophira Eisenberg

    Originally broadcast at 8 p.m. EDT Saturday, September 26, 2020.

    Comedic actress Kate Flannery, best known for her work on The Office, reflects on her acting career and the 15th anniversary of the popular TV series in a National Comedy Center Conversation with comedian and NPR host Ophira Eisenb...

  • Bill Engvall: A National Comedy Center Conversation Hosted by Rutledge Wood

    Originally broadcast at 8 p.m. EDT Wednesday, September 23, 2020.

    Comedian Bill Engvall discusses finding his unique comedic voice and the phenomenon of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour in a National Comedy Center Conversation hosted by Floor is Lava’s Rutledge Wood.

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  • A Carl Reiner Interview from the National Comedy Center Archives

    Originally broadcast at 8 p.m. EDT Saturday, September 19, 2020.

    An interview with comedy legend and founding National Comedy Center Advisory Board Member Carl Reiner from the Comedy Center Archives, featuring never-before-seen interview footage, plus a discussion about Carl Reiner’s genius with...

  • Howie Mandel: A National Comedy Center Conversation Hosted by Harrison Greenbaum

    Originally broadcast at 8 p.m. EDT Wednesday, September 16, 2020.

    Comedian, host and producer Howie Mandel discusses his vast career and his “say yes” philosophy with comedian Harrison Greenbaum in an exclusive National Comedy Center Conversation.

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  • Kenan Thompson: A National Comedy Center Conversation

    Saturday Night Live’s Kenan Thompson, the longest-tenured cast member in SNL history and 2020 Emmy-nominee, discusses comedy with Stephen J. Morrison, executive producer of exhibit media for the National Comedy Center.

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  • Alan Zweibel: A National Comedy Center Conversation Hosted by Kelly Carlin

    Originally broadcast at 8 p.m. EDT Wednesday, September 9, 2020.

    Original Saturday Night Live writer and five-time Emmy winner Alan Zweibel discusses his new memoir, "Laugh Lines: My Life Helping Funny People Be Funnier," and his nearly five decades as an award-winning comedy writer with writer/...

  • Piano Recitals 2020

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    Premiering at 12 p.m. EDT Tuesday, September 15, 2020.

    Enjoy hours of uninterrupted music from the world’s piano masters, including several Chautauqua favorites such as Alexander Gavrylyuk, Alexander Kobrin, Natasha Paremski, Sara Davis Buechner, Christopher Taylor and more.

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  • Debra Messing: A National Comedy Center Conversation Hosted by Frank DeCaro

    Originally broadcast at 8 p.m. EDT Saturday, September 5, 2020.

    An interview with Emmy Award-winner Debra Messing in conversation about her work and career, Will & Grace, the art of comedy, and comedy legend Lucille Ball as a major influence on Messing throughout her career. Hosted by comedian a...

  • Jay Leno: A National Comedy Center Conversation (Part 2)

    Originally broadcast at 8 p.m. EDT Wednesday, September 2, 2020.

    Legendary comedian Jay Leno discusses his extensive career in stand-up, writing and late-night television in a conversation with Stephen J. Morrison, executive producer of exhibit media for the National Comedy Center.

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  • Mark Russell: A National Comedy Center Conversation Hosted by Lewis Black

    Originally broadcast at 8 p.m. EDT Saturday, August 29, 2020.

    Legendary political satirist and comedian Mark Russell takes on current events for the National Comedy Center with a performance of new musical parodies, plus a discussion of his career and legacy with comedian, author and playwright ...

  • The House On Mango Street with Sandra Cisneros and Derek Bermel

    Originally broadcast at 5 p.m. EDT Thursday, August 27, 2020.

    Join us for a special conversation with writer Sandra Cisneros and composer Derek Bermel as we show selected excerpts recorded during Chautauqua’s 2017 world premiere of Mango Suite, while discussing how this collaboration has continu...