Photo of first Johnny Carson Lecture participants
Photo of first Johnny Carson Lecture participants

Carson Lecture Series

The Carson Lecture Series is a unique opportunity for you to connect with a speaker on campus who worked with Johnny Carson or was influenced by his work in television.

The Lecture Series is open to the public, and our students have a chance to interact with these guests. Recent speakers have included

  • Teresa Ganzel, actor, and former Tonight Show performer
  • Pat Hazell, comedian, producer, and “Seinfeld” writer
  • Wil Shriner, comedian, actor and director
  • Bob Uecker, former Major League Baseball player, sportscaster, comedian and actor
  • Jeff Sotzing, president of Carson Entertainment Group
  • Former Tonight Show writers Anthony DeSena, Darrell Vickers and Andrew Nicholls