Wednesday, February 22, 2017
DePaul Student Center, room 120
2250 N Sheffield Ave, Chicago
7:00 — 8:30 p.m.
Join us as DePaul professors and a troupe of professional Chicago comedians go toe-to-toe, as the comedians perform improv and the professors are challenged to lecture extemporaneously on surprise topics. Led by improv comic Pete Parsons, the comedians will present six improvised scenes, showcasing their talent, quick minds, and artistry. These moments will be interspersed with five mini-lectures by DePaul professors, each accompanied by a PowerPoint presentation in his or her field but which he or she has never seen before. By the end of the evening, you’ll see that what academicians do by thinking, thinking on their feet, and making others think is a real art, and that what professional improv comedians do is a similarly intellectually and aesthetically rich enterprise worthy of serious scholarly reflection—as well as laughter.
Anna Souchuk, Modern Languages/German
Paul Booth, Communications
Amy Tyson, History
Nancy Grossman, Honors Program
Rick Lee, Philosophy
Improv Comedians Pete Parsons, Lisa Burton, Tim Dunn and Alaina Hoffman
“A must-see! Don’t miss the only DHC event of the year at which Stephen Colbert, Stephen Hawking, Stephen King, and Stephen Sondheim would feel equally at home—and all make fun of Stephen Baldwin.” — Stephen Jay Gould