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

    Originally broadcast at 10:45 a.m. ET Sunday, July 25, 2021.

    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 i...

  • Rev. Frank A. Thomas - Monday

    Originally broadcast at 9:00 a.m. ET Monday, July 26, 2021.

    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...

  • Michael Krasny

    Originally broadcast at 1:00 p.m. ET Monday, July 26, 2021.

    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 He...

  • Rev. Frank A. Thomas - Tuesday

    Originally broadcast at 9:00 a.m. ET Tuesday, July 27, 2021.

    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 i...

  • The List: The History of Black Voice and Image in TV Comedy

    Originally broadcast at 10:30 a.m. ET Tuesday, July 27, 2021.

    Eric Deggans is NPR’s first full-time TV critic, crafting stories and commentaries for the network’s shows, such as “Morning Edition,” “Here & Now” and “All Things Considered,” along with writing material for NPR.org. For a week on “T...

  • Leighann Lord

    Originally broadcast at 1:00 p.m. ET Tuesday, July 27, 2021.

    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 c...

  • Rev. Frank A. Thomas - Wednesday

    Originally broadcast at 9:00 a.m. ET Wednesday, July 28, 2021.

    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...

  • Taking Comedy Seriously for Social Good

    Originally broadcast at 10:30 a.m. ET Wednesday, July 28, 2021.

    Caty Borum Chattoo is co-founder and co-director, in partnership with cultural strategy group Moore + Associates, of the Yes, And Laughter Lab, a creative incubator of comedy for social justice, establishing robust partnerships acro...

  • Benji Lovitt

    Originally broadcast at 1:00 p.m. ET Wednesday, July 28, 2021.

    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

    Originally broadcast at 9:00 a.m. ET Thursday, July 29, 2021.

    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 ...

  • Bob Mankoff

    Originally broadcast at 10:30 a.m. ET Thursday, July 29, 2021.

    For over 40 years, Bob Mankoff has been the driving force of comedy and wit at some of the most honored publications in America, including Esquire and The New Yorker, where he co-created the famous “New Yorker Cartoon Caption Contest...

  • CWC Katie Carpenter

    Originally broadcast at 1:00 p.m. ET Thursday, July 29, 2021.

    In the footsteps of great naturalists and explorers through history, Carpenter fell into a career as a wildlife filmmaker for Nat Geo and Discovery. Walking with elephants, diving with dolphins, she saw how the natural world was frayi...

  • CLSC: Fredrik Backman

    Originally broadcast at 3:30 p.m. ET Thursday, July 29, 2021.

    A desperate man attempts and fails to rob a bank. After the police arrive, he flees and enters an apartment open house where he takes a diverse group of strangers hostage.

    Each of the characters carries a lifetime of grievances, hur...

  • Rev. Frank A. Thomas - Friday

    Originally broadcast at 9:00 a.m. ET Friday, July 30, 2021.

    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...

  • CHQ for U - 7/30/21

    Originally broadcast at 10:20 a.m. ET Friday, July 30, 2021.

    CHQ for U with Amy Oshier

    About Chautauqua Institution: Chautauqua Institution is a community on the shores of Chautauqua Lake in southwestern New York state that comes alive each summer with a unique mix of fine and performing arts, ...

  • AAHH Steve Capers

    Originally broadcast at 1:00 p.m. ET Friday, July 30, 2021.

    Steve Capers’ career as a comedy impresario began while vacationing on Martha’s Vineyard, enjoying a day at the island’s famed Inkwell Beach. It was in 2009, that the managing partner of Knock-Knock Comedy Productions had the idea to pr...

  • Chautauqua Janus Prize Winner Ceremony

    Originally broadcast at 3:30 p.m. ET Friday, July 30, 2021.

    Chautauqua Janus Prize Winner Ceremony

    About Chautauqua Institution: Chautauqua Institution is a community on the shores of Chautauqua Lake in southwestern New York state that comes alive each summer with a unique mix of fine and perfo...