The WGAE is hosting "Writers Speak! A Potentially Regrettable Evening With Comedy Writers" tonight at Washington D.C.'s Newseum, but you can watch it right here on the Huffington Post!
WGAE President Michael Winship, who is also senior writer for Bill Moyers Journal, is moderating the panel discussion. Also taking part in the evening are: J.R. Havlan (The Daily Show With Jon Stewart), Bill Scheft (Late Show With David Letterman), Anthony Jeselnick (Late Night With Jimmy Fallon), Matt Goldich (Best Week Ever), Tim Carvell (The Daily Show With Jon Stewart and WGAE Council member), Opus Moreschi (The Colbert Report), Tom Ruprecht (Late Show With David Letterman), and Allison Abner (The West Wing).
HuffPost has been bringing you blogs from WGAE members all week about the event. Check them out here:
- Allison Abner of the "West Wing" on "why America needs the Writers' Guild"
- Author Linda Villarosa on why we need hard news
- The Daily Show's Elliott Kalan on the humanity of comedy
- Best Week Ever's Caissie St. Onge on the necessity of the link between politics and comedy
- Author Sabiyha Prince on race in American comedy
- WGAE president Michael Winship on how comedy impacts politics
- WGAE executive director Lowell Peterson on why we care about comedy