On Monday, November 20th, the Institute will welcome Zhubin Parang, Head Writer at Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, to discuss how the show is adapting and responding to the unprecedented political and media climate that the 2016 presidential election ignited. Parang will discuss the editorial decisions The Daily Show team faces daily in creating content for their show, and explore the role that journalists and comedians play in sustaining a healthy political dialogue. Join us for a lively program on the unique role late-night shows and satire play in balancing comedy and reporting the news to generate a conversation on issues of national significance.
Zhubin Parang, Head Writer, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
Zhubin has been with The Daily Show for six years now and has a very interesting professional background. Parang was born in Knoxville, Tennessee to Iranian parents. He attended Vanderbilt University where he was member of the Tongue ‘N’ Cheek improv group. After graduating in 2003 with a degree in political science and sociology, Parang went on to earn his law degree from Georgetown Law in 2006. After law school he moved to NYC to work in the litigation department at a “Big Law” New York firm. He continued to do improv at UCB while practicing corporate law for four years, before quitting to pursue his career in comedy, leading him to his current role at TDS.