SOLD OUT!What does it take to be consistently funny on demand, day after day? Funny you should ask!
Come to the: Brown Comedy Writers Panel.
Comedy is serious business. Come hear it from some of the funniest writers in the business. Our Brown Alum panelists have written for The Colbert Report, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Inside Amy Schumer, and New York Times best sellers of “Biblical” proportions:
Jonathan Groff, ’83
AJ Jacobs, ‘90
Jordan Carlos, ‘01
Luke Cunningham, ‘01
Frank Lesser, ‘02
Hallie Cantor, ‘11
Monday, May 23rd
Wine Reception: 7:00 – 8:00 pm
Panel Discussion: 8:00 – 9:30 pm
Engelman Recital Hall, Baruch College, (25th Street between Lexington & 3rd Aves)
Jonathan Groff, ‘83: Executive Producer / Showrunner of Blackish on ABC. He spent five seasons as Head Writer on Late Night with Conan O'Brien, served as Consulting Producer on Ed, How I Met Your Mother and Scrubs; co-created the series Andy Barker, P.I. with Conan O'Brien; and was the Executive Producer / Showrunner of Happy Endings.
AJ Jacobs, ‘90: Author of four New York Times best sellers, including Drop Dead Healthy and The Year of Living Biblically. He is an editor at large at Esquire, and can be heard on NPR. He’s written for The New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, New York magazine. AJ has appeared on Oprah, Today, GMA, CNN, Dr. Oz, Conan, The Colbert Report, and several TED talks.
Jordan Carlos, ‘01: Currently writing and performing on The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore. He has appeared on The Colbert Report, MTV’s Guy Code, and in the movies Cop Out and Sleeping with Other People. He is in commercials for AOL, Pepsi, and the Washington Post.
Luke Cunningham, ‘01: Writer on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. He has worked on Important Things with Demitri Martin, and has performed stand-up comedy all over New York City.
Frank Lesser, ‘02: Four-time Emmy Award winning writer for his work on over 400 episodes of The Colbert Report. He is the author the book Sad Monsters and has directed several short films. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Slate.com, and McSweeneys.
Hallie Cantor, ‘11: Brooklyn based writer and comedian who has written for the Emmy Award-winning Inside Amy Schumer show and NBC’s Maya and Marty in Manhattan. She has also written for CollegeHumor, The Hairpin, Splitsider, McSweeneys, and The New Yorker’s Shouts & Murmurs column.
Jeremy Handelman, '77 (Moderator): Tony Award nominated theater producer, occasional writer, and president of Off The Leash Productions, a theater and video production company. In one of his past lives he was a Vice President of Programming at CBS Sports.