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An Evening with Aparna Nancherla
Thursday, April 13, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Named one of Variety’s Ten Comics to Watch for 2016, Aparna Nancherla has carved out a space for herself in comedy with transparency and self-examination. A former writer on Late Night with Seth Meyers and Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, Nancherla heads to MIT this spring for a moderated discussion on her career and her honesty about her struggles with depression. MIT philosophy professor Kieran Setiya will moderate.
SpeakersAparna Nancherla is a comedian and host of the long-running underground comedy show, Whiplash, at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in New York. She has appeared on Conan, @midnight, Adam Devine’s House Party, and NBC’s Last Comic Standing.
Moderator: Kieran Setiya is a philosophy professor at MIT and author of five books including Midlife: A Philosophical Guide to be published in 2017.
This event is sponsored by the MIT de Florez Fund for Humor and is free for the MIT community and the general public.