An Evening with Andy Borowitz
Andy Borowitz is a New York Times best-selling author and a comedian renowned for the Borowitz Report, a satirical news column that has millions of readers around the world. He is an award-winning writer and producer, and his Twitter feed is followed by more than 615,000.
An Evening with Andy Borowitz will feature a presentation, interview and question and answer session. SOPAC Governor and former partner in the New York City office of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Donna Coallier will host the interview. Donna’s career at PwC encompassed speaking engagements on a variety of topics, in formats ranging from intimate and conversational roundtables to large scale (2000+) audience panels and broadcasted venues and webcasts.
Borowitz was born in Shaker Heights, Ohio, where he attended Shaker Heights High School. In 1980, Borowitz graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College, where he was president of the Harvard Lampoon. He also wrote for the Hasty Pudding Theatricals. After graduating from Harvard, Andy Borowitz moved to Los Angeles, and worked for producer Norman Lear.
During the 1980s he wrote for the television series Square Pegs, starring Sarah Jessica Parker and several other television series. In 1990, Andy Borowitz created The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, which ran for six seasons on NBC and launched the acting career of Will Smith. Borowitz received an NAACP Image Award for the series.
In 1998, Borowitz co-produced the film Pleasantville, starring Reese Witherspoon, Tobey Maguire, William H. Macy, Joan Allen, and Jeff Daniels. It was nominated for three Academy Awards. In 2004 Borowitz appeared in Woody Allen’s Melinda and Melinda, starring Will Ferrell, and in Marie and Bruce, starring Julianne Moore and Matthew Broderick.
In 2001, he created the Borowitz Report, a satirical news column that has millions of readers around the world, for which he won the first-ever National Press Club award for humor. The Borowitz Report was acquired by The New Yorker in 2012. He has published two recent best-selling books: The 50 Funniest American Writers, which became the first title in the history of the Library of America to make the New York Times best-seller list; and a memoir, An Unexpected Twist, a No. 1 best-seller, which Amazon named the Best Kindle Single of 2012. His Twitter feed, @BorowitzReport, has more than 615,000 followers and was voted the best Twitter feed of 2011 in a poll by Time.
As a comedian, he performed sold-out shows around the world and has made countless television and radio appearances, on National Public Radio, VH1, and Comedy Central, among other places. He has been called a “Swiftian satirist” (Wall Street Journal), “America’s satire king” (Daily Beast), “the funniest human on Twitter” (New York Times), and “one of the funniest people in America” (CBS News’ “Sunday Morning”).