The Scholar's Improv 5: The Professors Strike Back - April 20th, 7:30 PM

EVENT TAKES PLACE APRIL 20, 2022, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

We look forward to welcoming you on April 20th for an evening of fun and surprises!

Free and open to the public.

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 **PLEASE NOTE: You will not be able to enter event BEFORE April 20, 2022 at 7:30 PM.   A reminder email with link will be sent to you a few days before the event.

Everyone knows “The Empire Strikes Back” is the best Star Wars movie. Surely this will also be true for episode five of “The Scholar’s Improv.” So slice open a tauntaun and tune in to watch DePaul professors and a troupe of professional comedians go toe-to-toe, with the comedians performing improv and the professors challenged to lecture extemporaneously on surprise topics. We have altered the format on Zoom. Pray we don’t alter it any further.  (P.S.: We are your father.)

Led by improv comic Pete Parsons, the comedians will present improvised scenes, showcasing their talent, quick minds, and artistry. These moments will be interspersed with mini-lectures by DePaul professors, each accompanied by a PowerPoint presentation in their field but which they have 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.  And you’ll also say you love us. To which we respond: we know.

Caroline Kisiel (School of Continuing and Professional Studies) 
Rick Lee (Philosophy, LAS) 
Heidi Nast (International Studies, LAS) 
Anuradha Rana (Cinematic Arts, CDM)

Improv Comedians Lisa Burton, Tim Dunn, Alaina Hoffman, Terrance Rogers, and Pete Parsons

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Wednesday, April 20, 2022 at 11:30am

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