Carpenter Performing Arts Center

 


Wit & Wisdom Series:

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George Takei

George Takei

Sat., Nov. 12, 2016 at 8 p.m.

 

Join George Takei—the noted actor and activist with a signature wit—as he offers insight into his rise to celebrity as a sci-fi icon, his remarkable journey as social media luminary, and his passionate role in the fight for LGBTQ equality in America. Dedicated to empowering others to beat the odds and make a difference, Takei reveals his personal story of his family’s forced internment as Japanese Americans during WWII in this intimate evening.

Paula Poundstone

Paula Poundstone

Sat., Dec. 3, 2016 at 8 p.m.

 

Paula Poundstone is back with her legendary ability to create humor on the spot! Armed with nothing but a stool, a microphone and a can of Diet Pepsi,Poundstone can find the hilarious angle of almost any subject—from the absurdity of the political world to the deviousness of housecats— and deliver it with impeccable timing and razor-sharp wit. Heard regularly on NPR’s popular rascal of a weekly news quiz show, Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me, Poundstone is famous for her spontaneity where every performance is unique!

John Cleese

John Cleese

Sat., Mar. 18, 2017 at 3 p.m. & 8 p.m

 

Comedic master John Cleese—often regarded as the funniest man alive—returns to share hilarious anecdotes about his colorful life and career, which spans more than 50 years! Best known for his idiosyncratic turns in Monty Python’s Flying Circus, Fawlty Towers and A Fish Called Wanda—John Cleese enthralls audiences worldwide with his wit, his charm, and his unique brand of unrelenting humor!