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"The Art of Telling a Joke" with Peter Sagal

  • rsz peter segal 2015

Distinguished Lecture Series welcomes peter sagal

Peter Sagal is a radio host, author, humorist and commentator on current events, most known for hosting NPR’s Wait Wait ... Don’t Tell Me. Sagal attended Harvard University and has worked as a literary manager for a regional theater, a stage director, an actor, travel writer, an essayist and a staff writer for a motorcycle magazine.

He is the author of numerous plays that have been performed in large and small theaters around the country and abroad. He has also written a number of screenplays, including an original screenplay that became, without his knowledge, the basis for Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights.

The Book of Vice (Naughty Things and How to Do Them), Sagal’s first book, is a series of comic essays about people who misbehave, why they misbehave, and why they’re not necessarily having more fun than you are. The Orlando Sentinel said, “Vice is that kind of book full of passages so deliciously funny you keep elbowing the nearest person and saying, ‘Listen, I just have to read you this bit…’”

Sign Language interpreting and CART captioning will be provided.

Please join Distinguished Lecture Series for an evening with Peter Sagal. The doors to Memorial Union's Shannon Hall will open at 7:00 PM.

Lecture is open and FREE to both students and the public, and will end with a 30 minute Q&A.

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