Penn State president to explore the art of comedy on March 23 program

University Park, Pa. -- A great comedian can make audiences giddy with laughter. From complicated stories to one-liners, comedians have unique routines and styles that attract different types of fans. It's a tough business and inspiration for jokes often comes from the most unlikely of places. How do comics hone these skills?

Penn State President Graham Spanier and his guests, comedians Scott Bruce and Sonya King, will discuss the inspiration of comedy on the upcoming edition of "To the Best of My Knowledge."

The live call-in program airs at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 23, on WPSU-TV and WPSU-FM. It also airs on the Pennsylvania Cable Network (PCN).

Scott Bruce is the owner of Wise Crackers Comedy Clubs, located in State College, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Allentown and Hazleton, Pa. He is a professional comedian who has been performing for audiences on television, radio, stage, colleges, cruise ships and comedy clubs for more than 14 years.

Sonya King has been on the national comedy club circuit since 1999. She has done voice-over work, written for radio and has her own weekly radio segment for Cumulus Media. Sonya won the Carnival Cruise Competition that led to a great deal of work for various cruise lines. She's also appeared on ABC's "Good Morning America" and "The View."

Viewers and listeners are invited to join the conversation with questions or comments by calling 800-543-8242 or sending an e-mail to response@psu.edu during the broadcast.

A monthly feature on WPSU-TV and WPSU-FM, "To the Best of My Knowledge" features Penn State faculty, local experts and national guests in discussions on a variety of topics. In its 10th year of production, the program reaches viewers, Web users and listeners and allows the audience to communicate directly with Penn State's president.

WPSU serves central Pennsylvania with programming, educational services and community outreach. This public media service produces, acquires and distributes programs that address local interests and reflect the diverse cultural, political, geographic and demographic characteristics of an audience within central Pennsylvania.

Last Updated March 23, 2010