Kenneth A. Spencer Lecture: Andy Borowitz

Thursday, March 3, 2016 Kansas Union Ballroom
Andy Borowitz, Steve Kraske

PosterPosterAn Evening with Andy Borowitz 
Andy Borowitz, in conversation with Steve Kraske

Andy Borowitz has written for The New Yorker since 1998. In 2001, he created the Borowitz Report, a satirical news column, which draws millions of readers, for which he won the first-ever National Press Club award for humor. Borowitz has published two recent best-selling books: “The 50 Funniest American Writers” and “An Unexpected Twist,” a memoir, which Amazon named the Best Kindle Single of 2012. As a comedian, he has performed sold-out shows around the world and has made television and radio appearances, on National Public Radio, VH1, and Comedy Central, among other places.   In addition to his work as host for “Up to Date,” Steve Kraske is a political columnist for The Kansas City Star and a professor of journalism at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Kraske has won numerous awards for his print and broadcast work. The Washington Post has called him one of the top state political reporters in the nation. He has appeared on National Public Radio and CNN’s Capital Gang and Inside Politics as well as on Kansas City Week in Review on KCPT.   The annual Kenneth A. Spencer Memorial Lecture is presented by The Commons and features a “central and significant figure in his or her chosen field.” The 2015 Kenneth A. Spencer Memorial Lecture was delivered by Margaret Atwood.   This event is free and open to the public, but tickets will be required. Tickets for the ballroom have sold out. Only overflow seating remains.   RESERVE YOUR TICKET FOR OVERFLOW SEATING IN WOODRUFF AUDITORIUM, HERE:

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