Alexandra Petri – Satire and Comedy in the Age of Trump

TUE, NOV 7, 2017 (52:39)

Alexandra Petri is a writer for The Washington Post’s ComPost blog and she brings “a lighter take on the news and political in(s)anity of the day.” In this talk with Shorenstein fellows and friends, Petri tackles an hour-long conversation on the importance of humor during the Trump era and the emergence of more women in satire writing.

+ BIO: Alexandra Petri

Alexandra A. Petri is an American humorist and newspaper columnist. According to Wikipedia, in 2010 she became the youngest person to have a column in The Washington Post; she also runs the ComPost blog on the paper’s website, on which she formerly worked with Dana Milbank. Petri graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Harvard University with a degree in English, concentrating in classics, in 2010; while there she joined the Harvard Stand Up Comedy Society, worked with the Hasty Pudding Club, and wrote for the Internet comedy series On Harvard Time and for the Harvard Crimson.

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