Stand-Up comedy: Mormon Meets World Bengt has been called “an intellectual with an imp’s perspective.” He is known as an intelligent and prolific comic. The ever-evolving topics of his show are often autobiographical and mostly true. He created many aching sides and great memories as he performed at the 2002 Sunstone symposium, and we’re very pleased things worked out for him to be able to join us again this year! Bengt Washburn has an M.F.A. in painting from Indiana University in Bloomington. He taught art part time at local universities while applying for teaching positions at crappy colleges all over America. Bengt finally gave up on his painting/art teaching career after reading about Congo the Chimp, a prolific painting monkey with “art” in galleries, museums, and private collections all over the globe. After nine years of toil, his bank account and résumé© were inferior to those of a trained monkey. Since switching to comedy, Bengt has performed in comedy clubs and on college campuses all over the United States. In 2001, he won the prestigious San Francisco International Comedy Competition, and just this past year was invited to perform at the very cool Vancouver International Comedy Festival. Bengt has two DVDs, Mormon Meets World and Hell Bengt (both of which will be available at the performance). He is currently developing a 75-minute show that should be hitting stages (theatres, not comedy clubs) this fall.