Saturday Night Live, Presidential Elections, & MU

Thursday, November 9, 2017 6:00pm

Capitol Hill Club, Eisenhower Room 300 First Street SE Washington, DC 20003

SNL book cover

Politicians have been a ripe target for humorists for generations. Will Rogers once said, "There's no trick to being a humorist when you have the entire government working for you." As long as we have had political representatives, we have had people making fun of them. Television made spoofing politicians practically a national pasttime, and Saturday Night Live took it to a whole new level. 

The impact of the 1976 season of SNL on that year's presidential race is the subject of a new book by husband-and-wife team Bill Horner and Heather Carver. Horner, a teaching professor of political science at MU, and Carver, the chair of MU's Department of Theatre, will explore the topic of candidates versus comedians at this event. Read more about the book here.

University leadership will be in attendance to give a brief update on the campus.

Enjoy beverages and light hors d'oeuvres.
Reception at 6 p.m., presentation will begin at 6:30.

Free to MU alumni and their guests.


Amanda Cook 
MU College of Arts and Science Dean's Office