Andy Borowitz

Tuesday, October 4, 2011, 8:00 pm
Venue: Herbst Theatre

Series: Cultural Studies

Andy Borowitz is a comedian and writer whose work appears in The New Yorker and on his award-winning satirical website, The Borowitz Report.  A television writer for many years, in 1998 Borowitz created The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, for which he received an NAACP Image Award.  In 2001, he founded The Borowitz Report, which is now syndicated to dozens of major newspapers.  Borowitz was the first-ever recipient of The National Press Club’s humor award and a two-time finalist for the Thurber Prize for American Humor.  In addition to his writing, Borowitz performs stand-up comedy and is the primary host of The Moth.  In 2011, a TIME Magazine poll voted Borowitz’s Twitter feed the #1 Twitter account in the world.   He is the editor of the forthcoming book The Fifty Funniest American Writers* (*According to Andy Borowitz).

Paul Lancour has worked in broadcasting in the Bay Area for more than two decades, primarily at 88.5 KQED-FM. He was a long-time member of The Crowded Fire Theater Company and has been both an actor and sound designer with many other local theater groups. Paul Lancour has interviewed Lewis Black, Sarah Silverman, Amy Sedaris, Junot Diaz, and Craig Ferguson for City Arts & Lectures.