The Authentic Comedic Voice: A Week in Partnership w/ the National Comedy Center

The Authentic Comedic Voice: A Week in Partnership w/ the National Comedy Center

7/25/21 - 7/31/21

The art of comedy is deeply personal, requiring artists and creators to tap into their own experience to hone a unique, resonant and authentic voice.

In this week, we examine how comedians working in an array of genres, media and styles have found their voices, developed their voices and mobilized their voices to communicate with audiences in impactful — and entertaining — ways.

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The Authentic Comedic Voice: A Week in Partnership w/ the National Comedy Center
  • Rev. Frank A. Thomas - Sunday

    Rev. Frank A. Thomas, PhD., currently serves as the Director of the PhD Program in African American Preaching and Sacred Rhetoric and as the Nettie Sweeney and Hugh Th. Miller Professor of Homiletics at Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis, Indiana. For many years, Dr. Thomas has also ...

  • Rev. Frank A. Thomas - Monday

    Rev. Frank A. Thomas, PhD., currently serves as the Director of the PhD Program in African American Preaching and Sacred Rhetoric and as the Nettie Sweeney and Hugh Th. Miller Professor of Homiletics at Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis, Indiana. For many years, Dr. Thomas has also ...

  • Michael Krasny

    Michael Krasny Ph.D. is well-known and well-loved for his signature and captivating sense of humor, a gift that has defined and blessed his illustrious career. He is delighted to be leading the Interfaith Week’s focus on Laughter as Healing.

    A scholar and Professor of English Language and Lite...

  • Rev. Frank A. Thomas - Tuesday

    Rev. Frank A. Thomas, PhD., currently serves as the Director of the PhD Program in African American Preaching and Sacred Rhetoric and as the Nettie Sweeney and Hugh Th. Miller Professor of Homiletics at Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis, Indiana. For many years, Dr. Thomas has also ...

  • Leighann Lord

    Leighann Lord has been a stand-up comedian for 25 years (she says she started when was 10), and Comedy has literally taken her around the world and back again, from Baghdad to Brooklyn (she just kids about Brooklyn, ‘cause she really can’t afford to live in Brooklyn), but she IS coming to Chautau...

  • Rev. Frank A. Thomas - Wednesday

    Rev. Frank A. Thomas, PhD., currently serves as the Director of the PhD Program in African American Preaching and Sacred Rhetoric and as the Nettie Sweeney and Hugh Th. Miller Professor of Homiletics at Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis, Indiana. For many years, Dr. Thomas has also ...

  • Benji Lovitt

    The Department of Religion is pleased to announce that Benji Lovitt will present the Interfaith Lecture on Wednesday, July 28, during Week Five focusing on the theme The Authentic Comedic Voice: Truth Born of Struggle: ...

  • Rev. Frank A. Thomas - Thursday

    Rev. Frank A. Thomas, PhD., currently serves as the Director of the PhD Program in African American Preaching and Sacred Rhetoric and as the Nettie Sweeney and Hugh Th. Miller Professor of Homiletics at Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis, Indiana. For many years, Dr. Thomas has also ...

  • Rev. Frank A. Thomas - Friday

    Rev. Frank A. Thomas, PhD., currently serves as the Director of the PhD Program in African American Preaching and Sacred Rhetoric and as the Nettie Sweeney and Hugh Th. Miller Professor of Homiletics at Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis, Indiana. For many years, Dr. Thomas has also ...