Fugelsang leaves them laughing, and thinking

Prof. Harvey Kaye reflected on the  John Fugelsang presentation March 29 — part of the Historical Perspectives Series, “He combined standup comedy (with brilliance and vulgarity that reflected the nature of American politics) AND smart intellectual analysis… At times John was hilarious and at times as serious as an historically informed academic, which combined, afforded us a critical look at political humor.  Moreover, the Q&A was fabulous — our students made us all very proud of them! In fact the afternoon Q&A on the film DREAM ON was wonderful… John loved the questions and thoroughly enjoyed delivering his answers and reflections.”

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Historical Perspective Series: John Fugelsang

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Author of ‘Dollarocracy’ to speak on Money, Media and Politics

John Nichols, author of the popular book Dollarocracy, is the final speaker of this year’s Historical Perspective Lecture Series. He will present on “Money, Media and Politics” at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 7 in Rose Hall 250. The presentation is open to the public. Nichols is the national affairs correspondent for Nation magazine, and is a renowned author of numerous books.

Final reminder on Fugelsang

He has his own solo act, and has written for Rosie O’Donnell and other famous comedians. He has a take on, well… everything, and he is sharing it with Green Bay in person, next week. John Fugelsang will give a public presentation on Humor and Politics at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 29 in Rose Hall 250, UW-Green Bay. The presentation of the Historical Perspectives Lecture Series is free and open to the public. See the press release.

Fugelsang — you won’t be disappointed

He has his own solo act, and has written for Rosie O’Donnell and other famous comedians. He has a take on, well… everything, and he is sharing it with Green Bay in person, next week. John Fugelsang will give a public presentation on Humor and Politics at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 29 in Rose Hall 250, UW-Green Bay. The presentation of the Historical Perspectives Lecture Series is free and open to the public. This event is co-sponsored by UW-Green Bay’s Center for History and Social Change and UW-Green Bay’s Chancellor’s Office. You can listen to a special NPR Valentine’s Day interview with Fugelsang, here or see the press release.

Fugelsang presents on humor and politics

Actor, comedian, political commentator and the host of  “Tell Me Everything” on SiriusXM (satellite radio) John Fugelsang, will give a public presentation on Humor and Politics at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 29 in Rose Hall 250 at UW-Green Bay. The presentation of the Historical Perspectives Lecture Series is free and open to the public. This event is co-sponsored by UW-Green Bay’s Center for History and Social Change and UW-Green Bay’s Chancellor’s Office. For more see the press release.

Actor and Comedian Fugelsang to Speak on Humor and Politics

GREEN BAY – Actor, comedian, political commentator and the host of “Tell Me Everything” on SiriusXM (satellite radio) John Fugelsang, will give a public presentation on Humor and Politics at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 29 in Rose Hall 250 at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. The presentation of the Historical Perspectives Lecture Series is free and open to the public.

This event is co-sponsored by UW-Green Bay’s Center for History and Social Change and UW-Green Bay’s Chancellor’s Office.

John Fugelsang
John Fugelsang

Fugelsang has been featured on MSNBC, CNN, FOX News, CNBC among others. He has performed at various places such as Caroline’s, Stand Up New York, the Improv, the Comic Strip and HBO’s First U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, as well as at colleges and clubs throughout the country. He has guest-hosted Later with Greg Kinnear, and in 2013, he hosted Viewpoint for Current TV. He also has appeared on ABC’s Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher, who called him ‘one of my favorite comedians.’ Fugelsang can currently be seen in the religious standup performance film The Coexist Comedy Tour.

Remaining in the 2016 Lecture Series:

John Nichols at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 7 in Rose Hall 250, UWGB, The Nation magazine’s national affairs correspondent and author of DOLLAROCRACY will speak on Money, Media, & Politics. This event is co-sponsored with the UWGB student organization The Critical Left.

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Documentary showing “Dream On” is cancelled

The two-part series of the new documentary “Dream On” that was to be shown publicly today (Thursday, March 24) at 2 p.m., and again Tuesday, March 29, in Rose Hall 250, has been cancelled. Prof. Harvey Kaye will hold classes on both days, as scheduled. (In the documentary, John Fugelsang looks into the state of the “American Dream” by retracing De Tocqueville’s 1831 journey.)

Next Tuesday’s presentation by Fugelsang will continue as planned

John Fugelsang
John Fugelsang

Actor, comedian, political commentator and the host of  “Tell Me Everything” on SiriusXM (satellite radio) John Fugelsang, will give a public presentation on Humor and Politics at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 29 in Rose Hall 250 at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. The presentation of the Historical Perspectives Lecture Series is free and open to the public. This event is co-sponsored by UW-Green Bay’s Center for History and Social Change and UW-Green Bay’s Chancellor’s Office.

Celebrating UWGB’s 50th, Historical Perspective’s 30th

There are two programs coming up in celebration of UWGB’s 50th and the Historical Perspective Series’ 30th Anniversaries. It’s not too early to mark them on your calendar. At 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 29 in Rose Hall 250, UWGB, actor, comedian, political commentator, and the host of Tell Me Everything on SiriuxXM Insight, John Fugelsang, will speak on Humor and Politics. In addition, at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 24 and Tuesday, March 29 in Rose Hall 250, campus will have an opportunity to view the new documentary Dream On, in which Fuglesang looks into the State of the American Dream by retracing Alexis De Tocqueville’s 1831 journey. Fugelsang will be available to discuss the trip and answer questions following the Tuesday, March 29 showing. This event is co-sponsored with the Chancellor’s Office.

Next up, at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 7 in Rose Hall 250, UWGB, The Nation magazine’s national affairs correspondent and author of DOLLAROCRACY will speak on Money, Media, & Politics. This event is co-sponsored with the UWGB student organization The Critical Left.

Kaye gets shoutout from friend Brookhiser over speaking gig

Nationally renowned author, historian and political analyst Richard Brookhiser — who lectured here this fall as part of Harvey Kaye’s Historical Perspectives Lecture Series — mentioned his friend in a December 10 tweet: UW-Green Bay’s Kaye will deliver commencement address – via @uwgreenbaynews  Will invoke Thomas Paine, if I know the speaker. We told you previously about Prof. Kaye’s selection as speaker, which will help call attention to 50 years of faculty excellence at UWGB, at http://news.uwgb.edu/log-news/headlines/12/09/uw-green-bays-kaye-will-deliver-commencement-address-15126/

 

Busy Tuesday

The history of holism and its contrasts with our current health care system will be the topic of the first After Thoughts presentation of the 2015-16 series tonight (Oct. 6). Associate Professor of Nursing T. Heather Herdman is the featured speaker at the event 5 to 7 p.m. at the Weidner Center. With a reception, the cost is $15. Also tonight, National Review senior editor Richard Brookhiser visits via the Historical Perspectives Lecture Series to discuss his new book on Lincoln and America’s Founders. The free talk begins at 7 p.m. in the Union’s Christie Theatre.