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Kelly Leonard

Creative Adviser , The Second City in Chicago

In Proximity to Celebrity

PRESENTED ON MAR 01, 2016
IN CHICAGO @ VOL 37

We are obsessed with celebrity - this can be good or bad - Kelly Leonard reflects on his own brushes with celebrity.

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Collecting Autographs

BY PETER EXLEY
@ AIA 2014 CONVENTION ON JUN 26, 2014

Parents are nostalgic for stuff they did as kids and wish that today's children shared the same passions.  Of course, kids today are on to cooler things.  As a child, Peter Exley collected autographs from entertainers, athletes and other celebrities.  In adulthood, he's a little more focused, and nudges famous architects to sign books, napkins and drawings.  He observes that kids today don't have autograph books anymore.

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Uncle Sheldon

BY SIMON LANDON
@ VOL 33 ON MAR 03, 2015

Sheldon Patinkin was a revered and respected icon of American theater and comedy.  He was also Simon Landon's cool Uncle Sheldon.

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If Fonts were Celebrities

BY PAVITHRA RAMANUJAM
@ VOL 6 ON MAR 07, 2015

Pavithra Ramanujam is a sucker for bright colours, bezier curves, smooth gradients and crisp jalebis. They serve as my muse as I design keynotes, prezi’s, visual interfaces and cool icons at work. Her latest obsession: lettering and stitching -- and comparing fonts to the rich and famous.

"Presentation of the Day" on April 27, 2015.

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Comedy in Lincoln

BY LIAM MITCHELL
@ VOL 3 ON OCT 07, 2015

Liam Mitchel, graphic designer by day creative and comedian around the clock, introduces us to HOW and WHO is helping curate the local comedy scene in Lincolnshire. He gives us a taste of his humour with a laughter-filled presentation. Go LACE

 

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QED Comedy Laboratory

BY MATTHEW CHADOURNE
@ VOL 17 ON NOV 12, 2015

"We do this by putting on an unique show every week. Each week is an different experiment with a different structure, different form, different set of rules."

In QED Comedy Laboratory from PechaKucha Night Knoxville Vol.17, Matt Chadourne introduces an interesting comedy club. QED Comedy Laboratory is his experimental comedy show in Knoxville, TN, created in 2014, featuring a different theme every week, combining stand-up, improv, sketch, music, etc.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Thursday, June 16th, 2016. 

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Stand Up Comedy

BY NANA YAW SARPONG
@ VOL 16 ON JUL 06, 2016

Kende jij al het geheim achter het maken van een goede grap? Nana Yaw Sarpong is standup comedian en legt het uit in zijn PechaKucha.

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The Day I Stole A Time Machine (Random Slides Improv)

BY JOHN ANSEHL
@ VOL 5 ON MAY 19, 2016

Chicago based designer, John Ansehl excersizes his improv comedy skills and shows us how the world ends in this "random slides" PK prepared by Mark Strauss with a little help from Photoshop.

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Rakugo - Sit Down Comedy

BY KENTARO YANO
@ VOL 26 ON SEP 02, 2017

Yano Kentaro share's his passion for Rakugo, Japan's traditional style of comedy, and elaborates on what he loves performing it in English.

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Laughing with Magic

BY EDWARD LAI
@ VOL 5 ON OCT 20, 2017

Edward Lai, the comedy magician will talk about his journey of blending acting and comedy into magic, and also the hardships that he faced before and how magic and comedy helped him to regain confidence and self-esteem.