1999 International Humor Conference/Conference of the International Society for Humor Studies

The 1999 International Humor Conference in Pictures

Evening Performances (June 29 & July 1)

In addition to the daytime paper sessions at the 1999 International Humor Conference, we had two nights of comedic performances held in Holy Names College's Regents Theater.  On the first night of the Conference, delegates enjoyed the comedy and humor of IMPROVOX, the Therapy Sisters, Ernest Desire the Clown (aka Michael Fandal), and cartoonist Vladimir Kazanevsky.  Rodney Marks and the comedy troupe of Soft-Frito were also scheduled, but unable to attend.  On the third night, we had an evening of stand-up comedy emceed by Terry Sand with Gayla Johnson, Mike Capozzola, and featuring Diane Wasnak of the Pickle Circus.  Following the stand-up performances, we held a joke telling competition with first place going to Larry Ventis (College of William and Mary), second place to Joyce Saltman (Southern Connecticut State University), and Josh Sickel (El Camino Hospital).

The performance programs, with pictures, were as follows:

           Celebrating Humor (June 29)        Stand-Up Night (July 1)         Return Home

Celebrating Humor and Comedy
HNC's Regents Theater, June 29, 1999, 7:45 to 9:45

Emcee (Dr. Rotwit)
Mercilee Jenkins
San Francisco, California
Doni Tamblyn & Company
San Francisco, California

Ernest Desire the Clown
Michael Fandal
New York, New York

Heads (Cartoon Show)
Vladimir Kazanevsky
Kiev, Ukraine

The Therapy Sisters
Maurine McLean and Lisa Rogers
Austin, Texas


Stand-Up Comedy Night
HNC's Regents Theater, July 1, 1999, 7:30 to 10:15

Stand-Up Comedy
at the 1999 International Humor Conference
7:30 to 9:00 p.m.

Terry Sand
San Francisco, California
Gayla Johnson
Los Angeles, California
Mike Capozzola
San Francisco, California
Diane Wasnak
San Francisco, California


1999 Joke-Telling Competition
9:15 to 10:15 p.m.

The Winners of the 1999 ISHS International Joke-Telling Competititon were:

First Place: Larry Ventis (College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA)

Second Place: Joyce Saltman (Southern Connecticut State University)

Third Place: Josh Sickel (El Camino Hospital, Mountain View, CA)

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