Humor in Practice
  • Mar 9, 2017 7:00 pm
  • 57:33 mins

Sam Payne discusses the finer points of what humor is and how to utilize it best in our storytelling and communication. Stories and segments featured in this episode: Humor In-Practice Sam is not only our charming host, he has also been a professional performer and musician for many, many years. Along the way, he's learned a lot about the art of storytelling through his experiences and from the people he's encountered and worked with. In this segment, he the shares some insight about what it takes to "put the funny on stage" and how to use humor skillfully to help create connections between performer and audience. Throughout discussion, we'll hear advice on performing and humor from Suzanne Christensen, Andy Offut Irwin, Bil Lepp, and our assistant producers, Whitney Snow and Deidrene Crisanto. Government Surplus and Colt 45 Willy Claflin is a funny man who commands the stage with his perfect comedic timing, his mastery of all things goofy, and his intimate understanding of human connection. Willy Claflin installs humor into his pieces so that both he and his audiences are having equal amounts of fun. Learn more about Willy Claflin visit Heck No! We Didn't Bury My Mother From an album of the same name, Lona Bartlett shares this story that helps navigate emotion during a time of tension. Pay attention to the ways that Lona exhibits some of the lessons we've talked about to make sure her humorous moments pack a potent punch. Learn more about Lona and her stories by visiting