2015-2016 Season,  Don Juan,  InSight Speaker

InSight Speaker: Don Juan and the Philosophy of Comedy

JeffSeboJeff Sebo, Research Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Associate Director of the Parr Center for Ethics at UNC-Chapel Hill, will offer his InSights into the philosophy of comedy after this Sunday’s matinee performance of Don Juan, a world premiere comedy adapted by Founding Artistic Director Preston Lane.

Performance details: Sunday, June 12
2 p.m. @ The Pyrle Theater, 232 S. Elm Street
InSight Speaker event co-presented by Triad Stage
and The Parr Center for Ethics at UNC-Chapel Hill

Jeff previously held positions in Bioethics at the NIH and in Animal Studies and Environmental Studies at NYU, where he received his PhD in Philosophy in 2011, and among his many research areas of interest are environmental ethics, the ethics of activism, and the ethic of comedy.

But don’t let his academic accolades fool you. He’s got comedy street cred, too. In college Jeff co-edited a satirical newspaper and performed improv comedy. In the summer of 2004, Jeff interned at the Daily Show with Jon Stewart (may he rest on his farm with his children and his chickens in peace).

The Parr Center of Ethics at UNC-Chapel Hill is an incredible regional resource, offering hundreds of events and talks for students, faculty and community members throughout the year.


In April, Jeff was a guest on The State of Things for a segment on the philosophy of comedy, which you can listen to here, as a preview of his Sunday conversation after the show.

If you don’t have your tickets for Sunday’s 2 p.m. matinee followed by a conversation with InSight Speaker Jeff Sebo, head on over to the Triad Stage website to reserve them today!

Triad Stage

Triad Stage is a North Carolina theater company that produces and performs live, professional theater in the Piedmont Triad region. With local and national talent, a focus on artistic excellence, and a distinctly Southern voice, Triad Stage offers a wide sampling of quality theater, including original works and re-imagined classics. You can see Triad Stage’s work at two world-class performance venues in the state: The Pyrle Theater in Greensboro and Hanesbrands Theatre in Winston-Salem.

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