ULS to host Daily Show’s Jessica Williams, Batman producer
Though students will no longer see Jon Stewart on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show,” there is an opportunity to see one of the show’s senior correspondents on campus next month.
Last week, the University Lecture Series (ULS), hosted by the Center for Student Involvement, announced the rest of the fall lineup, which will feature Comedy Central’s Jessica Williams on Oct. 22 and Michael Uslan — a producer of the Batman movies who is working on next year’s “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” — on Nov. 17.
Williams is known on Stewart’s show for providing a satirical opinion on issues of race and gender for the past three years. When Williams began on “The Daily Show” — which won an Emmy for Best Variety Talk Series on Sunday — she became the youngest correspondent in show history.
Williams will continue working on the show, now hosted by Trevor Noah, which begins its new season next Monday. Williams’ lecture, which will start at 8 p.m. in the Marshall Student Center (MSC) Ballroom, will feature a 15-minute Q&A followed by a 20-minute meet and greet.
Under ULS’s new ticketing options, pre-registration for the event will open Oct. 15 and close Oct. 20 through usf.edu/ulsreg. Tickets are free and the event is open to the public, but students get preferred seating.
Williams’ lecture will cost $30,000.
In November, Michael Uslan will also talk in the MSC Ballroom, including a meet and greet with the public for 60 minutes, according to his ULS contract. The contract lists his price as $15,000.
Uslan is known for producing the Batman series, including “Batman Begins,” “The Dark Knight” and “The Dark Knight Rises” as well as 1989’s “Batman” starring Jack Nicholson and Michael Keaton.
Uslan is also credited with teaching the first accredited college course on comic books and their history.
Though the spring lineup for ULS has not yet been fully announced, transgender icon and actress Laverne Cox will speak March 21.