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The Onion: Comedy, Controversy, and the First Amendment

A First Amendment Days program featuring speaker Mike Gillis

As head writer of satirical site The Onion, Mike Gillis is no stranger to writing and talking about writing with humor and parody. Hear Gillis discuss how the First Amendment protects speech, even when snarky in tone.

A graduate of Dartmouth College, Gillis got his start at The Onion writing headlines as a contributor, eventually joining the staff as a writer and working his way up to head writer. His work has also appeared in The New Yorker and across the internet.


Apr 17 2024


7:00 pm


Memorial Union Sunroom

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