A&O announces comedians Jenny Slate, Gabe Liedman as winter speakers

    It's two comedians for the price of one this quarter, thanks to A&O. Critic's Choice Award-winning actress, comedian and writer Jenny Slate will perform with actor and producer Gabe Liedman in a stand-up comedy show as A&O Productions’ winter speakers. The March 1 show, which will be held in Ryan Auditorium, will be co-produced by College Democrats and followed by a Q&A moderated Kris Swanberg.

    Best known for her lead role in Obvious Child, for which she won the Critics Choice Award, Slate has also appeared in SNL, Parks and Rec, Bob’s Burgers, The Kroll Show, House of Lies and Hello Ladies. She was a lead actress in the 2017 films Gifted, Landline and Despicable Me 3. She is the writer and star of the children’s books and films Marcel the Shell. Her stand-up show Big Terrific, with Gabe Liedman and Max Silvestri, was named the Best Variety Show by Time Out New York.

    Liedman is a supervising producer on Amazon’s hit show Transparent, and frequently performs with Jenny Slate and Max Silvestri as a comedian. Other producing credits include Broad City and three seasons of Brooklyn Nine-Nine. He has acted in Obvious Child, Inside Amy Schumer and The Kroll Show.

    The show begins at 7 p.m. Doors will open at 6 p.m and close at 6:55. Tickets are $5 and will be available at the Norris Box Office website.


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