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Beckman Humor Project

What is the Beckman Humor Project?

John and Patricia Beckman had an audacious idea: harness the power of humor to transform the world! And tap into the capacious imaginations and talents of the University of Portland to treat humor as “a communal energy, a creative way to puncture arrogance and outwit violence.”

And so the Beckman Humor Project was born, a living force. What can it offer our bruised, blessed world?

Speakers, concerts, exhibitions, performances, graphic novels, stand-up, research… if it can be imagined, if it can scrape a bit of crud off the world by making someone laugh, it can find a home in the Beckman Humor Project.

Click on slideshow photos below for info on upcoming events, student projects, event podcasts and more!