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As “The Senior Black Correspondent” on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Larry Wilmore adds his own unique comic perspective to the reality-based look at news, pop culture, current events, politics, sports, and entertainment with an alternative point of view. Wilmore will be on Rensselaer’s campus on Thursday, Feb. 26, as the featured speaker for the Rensselaer Union Speakers Forum program. The title of his lecture will be “Let’s Make Race Fun Again!” The event is scheduled to take place at the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center Concert Hall beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Wilmore has been a TV producer, actor, comedian, and writer for more than 20 years. He has written for In Living Color, The Bernie Mac Show (for which he was creator and executive producer), The PJ’s (which he co–created), The Office (on which he has appeared as Mr. Brown, the diversity consultant), and The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. He won an Emmy Award in the category of “Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series” and a Peabody Award for his work on The Bernie Mac Show. In his recently released first book, I’d Rather We Got Casinos, Wilmore uses a variety of literary forms (essays, letters, speeches, and text messages) to explore the current state of race relations in this country. His book is a faux “collection of writings” of his Daily Show alter ego.

For more information, contact Cameron McLean, director of student activities, at 276-6505.
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Inside Rensselaer
Volume 3, Number 2, February 13, 2009
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