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2012 Louis P. & Evelyn Smith 1st Amendment Award Honoring James Downey

Tuesday, March 27, 2012
6:30 - 8pm
C. Walsh Theatre, Suffolk University
55 Temple Street, Boston

 

Jim Downey 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. His work is a tribute not just to American culture itself, but also to the value of freely expressing sentiment that may not always be welcome but is certainly necessary. As the Ford Hall Forum at Suffolk University presents Downey with our coveted First Amendment Award, his friend, actor Bill Murray, moderates the discussion on his career of political satire and the many truths told in jest.

This event is free and open to the public, but reservations are required! Click here for more information or to reserve your space.

This is a Ford Hall Forum at Suffolk University event.

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