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Behind the Scenes at The Daily Show

November 2, 2015

Four-time Emmy Award-winning executive producer of Comedy Central's The Daily Show, Adam Lowitt is also a riotous standup comedian who performs regularly in New York. On Tuesday, November 17, he’ll not only give the backstage scoop on producing The Daily Show, but also a free standup performance open to the public. Adam worked with host Jon Stewart for 13 years and is currently Executive Producer of The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. Students interested in everything from comedy to writing and TV management will have the chance to meet and chat with Lowitt.

Adam has performed on Comedy Central as part of John Oliver’s New York Standup Show, and in 2012 was selected to perform in the New Faces Showcase at the Just for Laughs festival in Montreal. His talk and performance will take place at 6:30pm in Bossone Research Center, Mitchell Auditorium (31st and Market Streets).

Under host Jon Stewart (1999-2015) The Daily Show rose to critical acclaim, earning two Peabody Awards for its satirical coverage of the 2000 and 2004 presidential elections as well as 21 Primetime Emmy Awards, including winning Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series ten years in a row (2001-2015). The Show, which became The Daily Show with Trevor Noah in 2015, airs on Comedy Central in the US and on networks around the world.

Adam Lowitt’s visit to Westphal is hosted by the Rudman Institute for Entertainment Industry studies, with support from the Great Works Symposium of the Pennoni Honors College. For more information please contact Karen Curry at