The Ford Hall Forum at Suffolk University will present Strategery: SNL's Remarkable Influence Over Politics Through Satire, with James Downey, recipient of the 2012 Louis P. and Evelyn Smith First Amendment Award, and moderator Bill Murray, on Tuesday, March 27, 2012, from 6:30-8 p.m. at the C. Walsh Theatre, 55 Temple Street, Boston.
Downey, winner of this 32nd annual award, has been a writer for Saturday Night Live for over three decades, putting his hilarious words in the mouths of countless comedic actors. Year after year, he has provided material for a show that continues to define popular culture, and no political figure has escaped his rapier wit. Notably, Downey's consistent commentary on current events holds a mirror up to America, allowing life to respond to his art as much as vice versa.
As the Ford Hall Forum at Suffolk University presents Downey with its coveted First Amendment Award, his friend, actor Bill Murray, will moderate the discussion on his career of political satire and the many truths told in jest.
This event is free and open to the public.
Tuesday, March 27, 2012