“Know Humor” throughout November at Deschutes Public Library
What does it take to tickle your funny bone?
From slapstick comedy to highbrow humor, people have sought ways to make themselves and others laugh since time immortal.
While it seems simple on the surface, our universal ability to laugh is actually one of the more complex aspects of human behavior.
Throughout the month of November Deschutes Public Library gives the community a chance to “Know Humor” through a fun series of programs that will make you laugh and think—and Know More. All programs are free and open to the public.
What’s So Funny?
Want to hear something really funny? Join local educator, writer, and professional humorist Joel Clements as he discusses what makes us laugh, what humor is, and what it takes to become a humorist.
Females in Comedy: Putting the HER in LaugHtER
Sam Albert, proud alumnus of The Second City in Chicago, shares her personal experience of trying to make it as an actress/comedian in L.A. She has plenty of ridiculous stories about bungled auditions and crazy times while working on movie sets and television shows, including Parks and Rec
and The Office
Unscripted: The Fun & Art of Improv Comedy
Sometimes the funniest moments in comedy are those that are unscripted. Learn about improvisational comedy with the Bend comedy troupe Triage. By embellishing many games and forms popularized on the show Whose Line Is It Anyway?
, Triage creates audience-engaging slices of life, recognizable relationships, and a memorable experience for all.
Is Laughter the Best Medicine?
Studies have shown that laughter can trigger healthy physical changes in the body. Certified life coach, registered nurse, and laughter yoga practitioner Carol Delmonico discusses the power of laughter and how you can use it to reduce stress, boost your immune system, and enjoy life.