In this episode Bishop Umbers chats with Richard Sharpe and Jeremy McLellan about all things humour, wit, and stand-up comedy in light of the phenomenology of the human person.
Richard Sharpe is a Latin Tutor at the Lyceum Institute. An American and cradle Catholic, his undergraduate and graduate studies in philosophy brought him to a study of the phenomenology of the human person, especially the nature of humour and its role in our lives. He’s also had an on and off addiction to performing at open mic comedy nights.
Jeremy McLellan is an American stand-up comedian and Catholic convert. He was recently awarded a Teaching Fellowship at Word on Fire Ministries and was named a “New Face of Comedy” at the Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal. Before the pandemic Jeremy completed sold-out tours in the US, Canada, UK, and Pakistan.