Upcoming Events

  • Date/Time Event Location
    08/19/19 - 12/13/19
    12:00 am
    The Political Student Podcast- Fall 2019, Season II
    9:00 am - 10:00 am
    Politics Over Breakfast- Scott Cooper Rhodes Conference Room (Sanford 223)

    Event Stories

    Can Comedy Reconcile Political Difference? A ‘Daily Show’ Writer Weighs In

    Becoming a lawyer was not a proactive choice for Zhubin Parang, but rather a default option after graduating from college. “Law was possibly the most safe profession that I could think of at the time that did not require knowing math,” he said. That might help explain why after practicing corporate law for four years, Parang decided to quit his job and pursue a career in comedy. But, as he said in a talk this month to POLIS and Sanford School of Public Policy students, it also explains why he’s comfortable doing comedy with a political edge.