Comedy and the Human Condition

Jul 29, 2017


Comedy and the Human Condition:

In Partnership with the National Comedy Center

We partner with the National Comedy Center — the first cultural institution and national-scale visitor experience dedicated to the art of comedy, under construction now in nearby Jamestown, New York — for a week that engages both the mind and the funny bone.

  • We’ll explore the politics of comedy and political satire — comedy often serves as our greatest mirror, a unique conduit of truth.
  • We venture into the writers’ room for insight into the craft of comedy for television and film.
  • We travel the globe to see if there is such a thing as “universally funny”
  • When has a joke gone too far? We consider issues of free speech and ask, “Is there such a thing as too offensive?”

Interfaith Lecture Theme :: The Spiritual Power of Humor

Many religions tell stories in which ‘the gods laughed.’ In the Hebrew Scriptures Abraham and Sarah named their only son Isaac – meaning ‘she or he laughs,’ because of Sarah’s improbable advanced age to be giving birth – and Buddhism often depicts the Buddha laughing. In this week we will look at the power of humor to create in-sight and healing of the spirit.

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The Mulch Pile

The Mulch Pile

Jul 30, 2017 9:15am

Speaker(s):
  • Susan Sparks, Senior Pastor, Madison Avenue Baptist Church
Tags: Religion
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Vespers

Vespers

Jul 30, 2017 5:00pm

Speaker(s):
  • Susan Sparks, Senior Pastor, Madison Avenue Baptist Church
Tags: Religion
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Not Today Satan

Not Today Satan

Jul 31, 2017 9:15am

Speaker(s):
  • Susan Sparks, Senior Pastor, Madison Avenue Baptist Church
Tags: Religion
Free

Going over the Edge: A Christian Approach to Humor

Going over the Edge: A Christian Approach to Humor

Jul 31, 2017 2:00pm

Speaker(s):
Tags: Religion Humor
Free

The Tisdale Triangle

The Tisdale Triangle

Aug 1, 2017 9:15am

Speaker(s):
  • Susan Sparks, Senior Pastor, Madison Avenue Baptist Church
Tags: Religion
Free

Tuesday Morning Lecture

Tuesday Morning Lecture

Aug 1, 2017 10:45am

Speaker(s):
Tags: Humor
Free

The Spirituality of Laughter

The Spirituality of Laughter

Aug 1, 2017 2:00pm

Speaker(s):
Tags: Religion Humor
Free

Trust Jesus and Elvis

Trust Jesus and Elvis

Aug 2, 2017 9:15am

Speaker(s):
  • Susan Sparks, Senior Pastor, Madison Avenue Baptist Church
Tags: Religion
Free

Wednesday Morning Lecture

Wednesday Morning Lecture

Aug 2, 2017 10:45am

Speaker(s):
  • Sophie Scott, Deputy Director, University College London’s Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience
Free

Check your Weapons at the Door

Check your Weapons at the Door

Aug 3, 2017 9:15am

Speaker(s):
  • Susan Sparks, Senior Pastor, Madison Avenue Baptist Church
Tags: Religion
Free