From Here to Hilarity: What Makes People Laugh

ENCORE PERFORMANCE - After ending 2 years ago an uncommonly long run (15 years) of entertaining packed audiences with his one-man stand-up "From Here To Hilarity", Professor Jack Bunzel is returning to the Reunion program on October 21, the day on which some people think the world is coming to an end. As the San Jose Mercury says, "he brings down the house" by answering such questions as "What Makes Us Laugh" and "What Makes Something Funny?", not with a lecture but with a veritable waterfall of jokes, stories, and one-liners that promises once again to be an uproarious Laugh-In. Rating: Not for the humor impaired. 

John H. Bunzel, senior research fellow, Hoover Institution, specializes in current political and educational problems and frequently writes and lectures on issues of public policy. He is a former commissioner of the U.S. Civil Rights Commission and an expert in the field of civil rights, race relations, higher education, U.S. politics and elections.

This event is part of the Classes Without Quizzes program during Reunion Homecoming Weekend.

When:
Friday, October 21, 2011. 3:15 PM.
Approximate duration of 1 hour(s).
Where:
Memorial Auditorium (Map)
Audience:
Faculty/Staff
Alumni/Friends
General Public
Students
Members
Tags:
Lecture / Reading
Sponsor:
Stanford Alumni Association
Contact:
maylingg@stanford.edu
Admission:

Free admission.

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