• Dec 11, 2023 from 15:00 to 16:30
  • Location: OLLI at FAU, 777 Glades Rd. Bldg. CEH 31D, Boca Raton, Fl 33431 561-297-3185 olliboca.fau.edu
  • Latest Activity: Oct 20, 2023

Unlike our favorite comedians who can get up in front of an audience and tell jokes for more than an hour, numerous serious actors over the decades have also made us laugh as they delivered memorable, comical performances; some in the movies, some on television, some on stage. As Mel Brooks reminds us, “Funny is in the writing, not in the performing. The actors must be serious. Only the situation must be absurd.” Cary Grant observed, “Comedy holds the greatest risk for the actor – and laughter is the reward.” In this fun, fast-paced, and highly interactive program, Lenny spotlights several great comic actors such as Mary Tyler Moore, Dick Van Dyke, Walter Matthau, Jack Lemmon, Martha Raye, Mickey Rooney, Bea Arthur, Gene Wilder, Danny Kaye, and Ethel Merman. "Terrific program, could have listened for another hour, it was so good." - OLLI Patron This lecture takes place 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm and is also available virtually.

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