SNL alumna Laraine Newman to discuss gender

Posted on Oct 29 2013 - 7:56am by Tori Olker


On Tuesday, October 29 at 6 p.m., Laraine Newman, one of the original cast members of Saturday Night Live, and former Ole Miss English professor and fiction writer Jack Pendarvis will be discussing gender-related topics in the Overby Center Auditorium.

Co-sponsored by The Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies, the Department of English and the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program, the University Lecture Series, and the Department of Theatre Arts, this event will feature a panel entitled “A Guy And A Gal Walk Into A Panel:  What’s So Funny About Gender?”

About Laraine Newman

Beginning her career at the age of 15, Laraine Newman has studied mime with Marcel Marceau in Paris, she has become a founding member of the Groundlings, a legendary improvisation and sketch comedy theatre, and she has had numerous film and television roles, including “American Hot Wax” and “According To Jim.”

Additionally, Laraine Newman is currently a contributing editor for the online food magazine OneForTheTable, and she has written for The Jewish Journal, Huffington Post, and several other publications.