Comedy writers speak, perform in D.C.

In advance of this weekend's White House Correspondents Dinner, the WGA East has put together a performance/panel session tonight at the Newseum, called "Writers Speak! A Potentially Regrettable Evening with Comedy Writers."

The lineup includes J.R Havlan (The Daily Show), Bill Scheft (Late Show with David Letterman), Anthony Jeselnik (Late Night with Jimmy Fallon), Matt Goldich (Best Week Ever), Tim Carvell (The Daily Show), Opus Moreschi (The Colbert Report), Tom Ruprecht (Late Show with David Letterman) and Allison Abner (The West Wing). WGAE President Michael Winship will moderate the panel discussion about how comedy writers and late-night shows help fuel the national conversation about politics (and everything else). The WGAE site claims that the sold-out show at 7:30 p.m. tonight will be streaming live online.

Related: The Full Ginsburg recently recorded a podcast talking about comedy writing with Matt Goldich.

Furthermore: The Huffington Post says it'll provide streaming video, and already has posted a series of essays by comedy writers, and writers about comedy.

Sean L. McCarthy

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