The Onion & A.V. Club Present The 2nd Annual 26th Annual Comedy Festival: The Simpons & The Onion Writers In-Conversation

Athenaeum Theater

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The influential comedy-writing teams of The Simpsons and The Onion tell stories, share trade secrets, and helm Q&As during two panels

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  • $17 for one ticket to see The Simpsons and The Onion Writers In-Conversation at The Onion & A.V. Club Present The 2nd Annual 26th Annual Comedy Festival (up to $23 value)
  • When: Saturday, May 30, at 2 p.m.
  • Where: Athenaeum Theater
  • General admission
  • Door time: 1 p.m.
  • Full offer value includes ticketing fees
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The Simpsons and The Onion Writers In-Conversation

  • What to know about the festival: Going on 26 years for the second year running, it features a lineup of alt-comedy all-stars curated by The Onion and The A.V. Club, cult-classic movies with expert commentary, and humor experiments such as Seven Minutes in Purgatory.
  • What to know about The Onion: Purported founded in 1756 by a Prussian tuber farmer, The Onion has grown into its nickname, “America’s Finest News Source,” with a Peabody-winning video news network and an online paper full of satirical headlines that manage to always be true and never factual.
  • What to know about The Simpsons: If a fan wanted to call it the most influential cartoon—or sitcom—of all time, they’d have a pretty good argument. The ubiquitous comedy titan is currently wrapping up its 26th season and preparing for more.
  • Who’s up first: Writers from The Onion talk about their comedy process, offer a peek into their joke-writing strategy, and tell stories from their three-decade history before opening up a Q&A session.
  • How The Simpsons can follow that: Producer/writer/showrunner Al Jean chairs a panel featuring longtime writers Bill Odenkirk, Carolyn Omine, John Frink, Stewart Burns, Mike Price, and Rob LaZebnik, all of whom will share anecdotes and answer audience questions afterward.
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