The Center for Comedic Arts has had the honor of hosting a variety of luminaries in the field of comedy, ranging from scholars, stand-up comics, activists, actors, and writers. Among our many guests include television director, writer, and producer Norman Lear (’44, All in the Family, The Jeffersons, The Princess Bride), stand-up comedian Gareth Reynolds (’03, co-host of the highly-rated podcast The Dollop), and Emmy Award-winning writer Eric Drysdale (’93, The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee).

See what some of our other esteemed guests have shared with our community:

“How I take care of myself in my work is by creating things that make ME laugh out loud.”

“I don’t know how to tell stories other than to tell the truth.”
Zora Bikangaga

“As long as you go up there, it’s a victory, and then everything else you figure out along the way.”
Bill Burr