On Wednesday, November 5, 2014 (7:00 – 8:30 pm in Room 314 of the DePaul Student Center) join us for:
The Scholar’s Improv
Join us as DePaul professors and a troupe of professional comedians from Second City 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 true artistry. These moments will be interspersed with five mini-lectures by DePaul professors, each accompanied by a PowerPoint presentation she or he has never seen before, on a topic generally within her or his field, but for which there has been no opportunity to prepare.
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, one both enjoyable and interesting. Likewise, you’ll see that what professional improve comedians do is an intellectually and aesthetically rich art, worthy of serious scholarly reflection as well as laughter.