Shtick to Solutions: Learn to manage uncertainty from the masters of comedyTuesday, 18 August, 2020 12:00 pm
The masters of comedy, however, can do more than provide levity. Comedians thrive during turmoil. They have personalities and practices that turn tragedy into humor. In this talk, you will learn:
- How Whitney Cummings and Richard Pryor’s authenticity is a necessary skill that leaders need when communicating during crisis.
- Why an opposing perspective is useful for comedy and for finding novel solutions to perplexing problems.
- How the improvisational rules of The Second City and Groundlings can be used to improve creative execution in a time when improvisation is suddenly mandatory.
- Why comedians who have never had an office exemplify how to be productive while working from home.
Sean Guillory has had the absolute privilege of doing his Ph.D. Dissertation on the neuroscience of humor and laughter and has been enjoying the professional ride ever since then (currently he builds automation robots; sadly he has not gotten any of them to laugh).
Please also enjoy the picture that perfectly describes the past 3 months of his life (not pictured: his 5-year-old asking where the charger is).