Monday, September 17, 2018 - 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Uptown Campus
LBC - Kendall Cram Room
TUCP is proud to present its Fall Speaker Series featuring Scott Dikkers, co-founder and longest-serving editor-in-chief of The Onion! No tickets are required, and the event is free and open to the public! Attendees may enter a free raffle to win a copy of Scott's book, Trump's America: The Complete Loser's Guide.
As co-founder and longest-serving editor-in-chief of The Onion, Scott captivates audiences with the unlikely and hilarious story of how he and a few friends dropped out of college and started a fake newspaper, which evolved into the world's very first humor website.Scott Dikkers encourages you to think outside the box and seize opportunities to create something new, because the potential for a crazy idea to succeed is greater than ever. He should know.
Today, TheOnion.com is one of the most popular humor destinations in the world, with millions of readers and social media followers. It has spawned countless viral videos, three TV series, and two New York Times best-selling books, Our Dumb Century and Our Dumb World. Scott’s most recent book, Trump’s America features his trademark satirical spin on America’s 45th president.
With a comic’s command of timing, Scott paints the picture of a starry-eyed kid who loved reading Mad Magazine and dreamed of one day getting his work published, to improbably founding the world's first humor website and heading up America's longest-surviving humor publication.
Prepare to laugh until you cry while learning valuable lessons on innovation, tenacity and following your dreams. Along the way, Scott extols the virtues of obsessively pursuing the work you love and building a culture that encourages creative risk-taking.