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Northwestern Prof to Lecture on Humor at CC
Airdate: Thursday - December 9, 1965


Last Update: 04-04-2018

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Bergen Evans, television panelist and author of "The Natural History of Nonsense," will deliver two lectures on humor at Colorado College. Jan. 11. He is one of some two dozen comedians and scholars taking part in the week - long symposium on humor at the college Jan. 10 to 16. Evans will lecture at 8 p.m. in Shove Chapel "On Being Funny." His talk will deal with the limits of humor and its temporary nature. Earlier in the day, Evans, a debunker of fallacies, will talk on "The Sword of Wit and the Shield of Irony" in the Charles Learning Tutt Library. A professor of English at Northwestern University, he holds a PhD from Harvard University and a B. Litt. from Oxford University in England where he was a Rhodes Scholar. Others taking part in the symposium include comedian Bob Newhart, comedy writer Hal Kanter, comic strip author Walt Kelly, Paul Sills of Chicago's Second City, and New York disk jockey Jean Shepherd. There will be no classes during the week at Colorado College as 1,400 undergraduate students take part in some 60 sessions on humor.
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December 19,1965
Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph

Courtesy: Steve Glazer

    
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