Humor columnist Sam Venable will be the featured speaker at a Wednesday meeting of the Altrusa Club of Oak Ridge.
Venable’s presentation is titled “You Just Can’t Make This Stuff Up (truisms from modern life),” a press release said.
Venable is a humor columnist for the Knoxville News Sentinel. He began his humor column in 1985, and he is the author of 10 books and a contributing author for many other books and magazines, the press release said.
“In recent years, he has also become increasingly popular on the stand-up comedy circuit, where he delivers his bizarre look at life on a variety of topics,” the release said. “He spotlights such subjects as how to speak ‘hillbillyese,’ the insanity of ever-present warning labels, coping with the nutty life in which we live, and the perils of growing older.”
Venable is a Knoxville native, graduate of the University of Tennessee, and recipient of more than three dozen national and regional writing awards.
Altrusa International is a service organization whose members focus on leadership, partnership, and service with an emphasis on literacy, education, and providing educational scholarships.
The meeting starts with a lunch buffet at 11:45 a.m., followed by the program at noon at the DoubleTree Hotel. The public is invited to attend. Reservations are $13 each and may be made by sending an e-mail to [email protected] by Monday, Oct. 7.