Loyola University Chicago Libraries Speaker Series
The Importance of Being Funny
by Al Gini
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
6 PM • Klarchek Information Commons, 4th Floor
Reception preceding the lecture at 5:30 PM with refreshments provided by Alumni Relations. Book signing to follow.
RSVP encouraged but not required LUCemail@example.com.
Please join us as Al Gini, Professor of Business Ethics, Quinlan School of Business at Loyola University Chicago, discusses his new book The Importance of Being Funny: Why We Need More Jokes in Our Lives.
Humor can act as both a sword and shield to defend and protect us against life. Humor can, at times, detox if not completely explain some of the unsolvable mysteries of life. And, humor can help us address some of the immediate nagging problems we wrestle with day to day. Humor may not be able to provide definitive answers, but it can arrest and defang our uncertainty. I am convinced that laughter offers perspective, reinforces our humanity, and encourages hope. Humor may not be a cure for all life’s problems but it can be a helpful anesthesia. My attempt will be to offer a serious presentation on humor that is also seriously funny!