Hiram College


Events – Spring 2020

February 18, 2020 – Kennedy Center Dix Dining Hall – 7:30 p.m. – “Laughter at the End of Life” lecture by Kelli Dunham, with a dessert reception following the talk. Free and open to the public.

Kelli Dunham is the genderqueer ex-nun storytelling nurse comic so common in modern Brooklyn. Kelli has appeared on Showtime and the Discovery Channel, the Moth Mainstage, the Cinderblock Comedy Festival, the Risk podcast, the Gotham Storytelling Festival, and nationwide at colleges, prides, fundraisers and even the occasional livestock auction. Kelli was nominated as a 2015 White House Champion of Change (NOT under the current administration) for her work as the co-founder and producer of Queer Memoir, NYC’s longest-running most super earnest LGBT storytelling event. 

Kelli is the author of seven hilarious nonfiction books about very not humorous subjects (including kids’ guides to puberty)  and recently helped set the Guinness World Record for longest comedy show/multiple performers. Kelli is zig-zagging around the country this spring and summer celebrating the release of her latest comedy album “Not The Gym Teacher” with free House Concerts to raise money for progressive causes.

New York Mayor Bill DeBlasio once called Kelli a show-off. To her face.