La Lumiere Alumni Burst onto the Big Screen and Stream Across the Internet


A podcast “about us”

La Lumiere graduate Mo (Moore) Vear ‘83, a longtime media professional, has launched a podcast “about ordinary people aspiring to live their best, most authentic life by overcoming vulnerability and fear,” titled Bite of Courage. Mo and her guests share stories “about hope, about connecting with others, about choosing love over fear and having the courage to be who we’re really meant to be.”

Mo and Jim video chat. Photo:  Humor Me with Mo

Mo and Jim video chat. Photo: Humor Me with Mo

Her inaugural episode features La Lumiere alum and renowned comedian Jim Gaffigan ’84. “He’s…been a friend of mine since high school so I have lots of dirt on this clean comic,” Mo writes on her website. Alumni will be interested to hear them discuss memories of their days at La Lumiere together. But more than that, Mo says, “Jim talks honestly about life’s ups and downs and the courage it takes to be true to yourself.”

Listen to Mo and Jim’s episode of Bite of Courage on her website. You can also find additional episodes of this podcast available for download through iTunes.

After finishing her undergraduate degree, Mo Vear worked for several years as a production executive on some of Hollywood’s most well-known films and television shows. She now works as a freelance writer and publishes a blog called Humor Me with Mo.


Comedy for Parents

Coming up on the big screen is 1997 La Lumiere graduate and writer-director Josh Huber’s first film, titled Making Babies. In his directorial debut, Josh regales the audience with his comedic account of a young couple’s five-year quest to conceive a child without success. Making Babies, starring Eliza Coupe, Steve Howey, Ed Begley, Jr., and Glenne Headly, opens in a limited theatrical release on March 29th. To view the official trailer, please click here. Viewer discretion is advised.

Josh is married to a fellow graduate Ginny (Leonard) Huber ‘98. They met in 1995 as students and got engaged in 2008 while fishing on Lake La Lumiere. They currently live in Los Angeles County, California.

Alumni NewsDevon Carlson