Homecoming festivities kicked off Tuesday during chapel with Cory Edwards, a ’90 AU graduate and son of Dr. James and Deanna Edwards. The Los Angeles based comedian engaged the students with humorous stories of campus experiences and life challenges. After his comedic anecdotes, Edwards offered thoughts about changes during one’s life. “Big changes are happening right now,” said Edwards. “Your life can change at any moment, and that’s the cool thing.” He also spoke of God’s stability in our lives, which gives opportunity for His children to grow. “Because God never changes, he’s all about change for us.”
As a stand-up comic, Cory has performed in 12 states for live audiences of up to three thousand laughing businessmen, church members, students, and comedy club patrons. He has been seen at the Los Angeles Comedy Store as well as the infamous Improv. In addition to his stand-up, Cory directed and wrote for the comic variety show, Cheap Thrills, founded the Bungalow Boys sketch comedy troupe (recognized nationally on the Arsenio Hall Show), performed with the Comedy 101 improvisational group, and has appeared as a character actor in over 100 commercials, videos, and film projects.
Edwards co-owns Blue Yonder Films in Los Angeles where he produces movies, commercials and other creative projects. In 2000, he released his first children’s book “The Christmas Lizard.” Edwards also writes screenplays for Blue Yonder Films and freelance writing for magazines. Cory and Blue Yonder just completed post-production on Blue Yonder’s first original animated special entitled, “WOBOTS.” WOBOTS is the story of Zak, a boy in the future who befriends a gang of misfit robots. They get their name from Zak’s speech impediment and together, save their city from imminent destruction.
Anderson University is a private, four-year, Christian liberal arts institution of approximately 2,600 undergraduate and graduate students. Established in 1917 by the Church of God, the university offers more than 60 undergraduate majors and graduate programs in business, education and theology.