“The Daily Show” will share Jessica Williams with USF tonight in the Marshall Student Center (MSC) Ballroom. The senior correspondent’s appearance is part of the University Lecture Series (ULS).
Williams will speak about her approach to covering serious issues, such as gender and race, in a satirical way. Her lecture will also feature clips from “The Daily Show,” a 15-minute Q&A session and a 20-minute meet and greet.
For three years, Williams has worked on the comedy show with former host Jon Stewart and now with current host Trevor Noah. At 26 years old, she is the youngest correspondent in the show’s history.
Before she was on “The Daily Show,” Williams starred in Nickelodeon’s “Just For Kicks” as a teenager. She later studied Film and English at California State University Long Beach and worked as a member of “ComedySportz: The College Team” doing improv.
According to her contract, Williams’ lecture will cost $30,000.
Doors will open at 7:30 p.m. and Williams is set to take the stage at 8 p.m. Printed confirmations of ticket reservations must be brought to secure a seat. Tickets for the event were free, however the deadline for reserving tickets was Tuesday. Tickets for future ULS events can be reserved through usf.edu/ulsreg.
Michael Uslan, producer of the “Batman” trilogy featuring Christian Bale and pioneer of an accredited course on comic books, will speak at USF on Nov. 17 at 7:30 p.m.
He will be speaking on his experience behind the camera and his path to his career. Uslan’s lecture will also be in the MSC Ballroom, feature a 60-minute meet and greet and cost $15,000.
“Orange is the New Black” actress Laverne Cox, the first transgender actress to be nominated for an Emmy, will speak at USF on March 21. Other speakers for spring have yet to be announced.