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Bestselling author and comedian who has written for The New Yorker since 1998 and has been hailed as "one of the country's finest satirists" by The New York Times, Andy Borowitz ("The Borowitz Report") skewers the downward turn of our politics with a close look at how ignorant leaders are degrading, embarrassing, and endangering our nation. Profiles in Ignorance is a witty and scathing diagnosis of our country’s political troubles. This lively evening of across-the-aisle absurdity features a reading from the book performed by Judith Ivey (Women Talking) and a Q & A with the audience. In conversation with Anna Quindlen (One True Thing).
“A devastatingly funny takedown of a veritable Mount Rushmore of incompetents . . . In the hallowed tradition of Will Rogers, Mark Twain, H.L. Mencken, Ambrose Bierce, and other clear-eyed satirists, Borowitz skewers all manner of chronically befuddled, willfully ignorant dolts. . . . Ravaging this seemingly endless rogues’ gallery of buffoonery and corruption, Borowitz marshals mind-boggling, breathtaking evidence. . . . While there are countless laughs in the book, they have a rueful edge given that we are all affected by such widespread ignorance.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred)
Peter Jay Sharp Theatre
Expected Run Time is 75 minutes