The Big Picture:

Make 'em laugh


No one knows better how to craft a one-liner than Jim Burrows '62, the co-creator, director, and producer of the legendary television sitcom "Cheers," which ran for eleven seasons. Burrows returned to campus October 10 to give the inaugural lecture in the Robert S. Danforth Lectureship Series.

The recipient of the 1996 American Comedy Awards' Creative Achievement Award, Burrows has won nine Emmys and three awards from the Directors Guild of America. This fall he is devoting most of his time to three new half-hour sitcoms: "Men Behaving Badly," "Pearl," and "Chicago Sons." His other recent comedies include "Frasier," "Caroline in the City," "Friends," "News Radio," and "Third Rock from the Sun."

The set for Burrows' lecture--constructed on the stage in Hall Auditorium--was designed and built by Associate Professor of Theater and Scene Designer Michael Grube and students Jacob Hauser '98 and Hannah Cabell '99.


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