Friday, March 28, 2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Colton Chapel
John Warner and Teddy Wayne
Comedy writers John Warner and Teddy Wayne will give a talk on humor, with readings from their recent publications.

John Warner is author of The Funny Man (Soho, 2011) and a longtime editor-at-large at McSweeney's Internet Tendency. He also writes the Biblioracle column for the Chicago Tribune's Printer's Row Journal and, in his spare time, teaches creative writing at the College of Charleston in South Carolina.

Teddy Wayne is the author of the novels The Love Song of Jonny Valentine (Simon & Schuster) and Kapitoil (Harper Perennial), for which he was the winner of a 2011 Whiting Writers' Award, the recipient of an NEA Creative Writing Fellowship, and a PEN/Bingham Prize, New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award, and Dayton Literary Peace Prize finalist. A columnist for the New York Times, his work regularly appears in The New Yorker, GQ, McSweeney's, and elsewhere.


Following the presentation, both John Warner and Teddy Wayne will be available for a book signing. Copies of Warner's The Funny Man, Wayne's The Love Song of Jonny Valentine, and The Best of McSweeney's Internet Tendency (co-edited by Warner, with contributions from Wayne and many others) will be available for purchase in the vestibule. 

Sponsored by: 
Marquis Scholars, Creative and Performing Arts Fellowship, English Department, Engineering Studies Program

Contact information

Madeline Gambino