Speaker - Scott Blakeman

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Scott Blakeman was the warmup comedian for the CBS comedy series Welcome To New York and the Late Show with David Letterman. He has made more than thirty national television appearances, including Comedy Central's Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn, and co-host of several political humor segments on NBC's "Sunday Today." He does political humor commentaries for National Public Radio and business humor for the CNN Financial News Network show Business Unusual. He was a writer/performer on the ABC late-night series "Where's The Party?" and has appeared on A&E's "Evening at the Improv" and "Caroline's Comedy Hour", as well as Comedy Central's "Comics Only". He was also featured on a PBS special "Why Bother Voting?", and the PBS show "Adam Smith". Blakeman was a regular political humorist on USA Live on the USA Network, and was the host of "Headliners", a television pilot that took a comedic look at the week in review. He was also the host of A Night at the New School, a live weekly cable talk show. He recently was featured on Middag Editie, a national television show in the Netherlands, as part of his two week tour of comedy clubs in Amsterdam and Utrecht, where he also appeared at the Jewish Historical Museum in Amsterdam. He performed in the Bar Mitzvah Show at the prestigious Montreal Just For Laughs Festival. For the past eighteen years, Scott Blakeman has taught a Stand-up Comedy Workshop at The New School in New York. The class has been featured on WABC-TV, PBS, The Village Voice and Newsday, and was the subject of a documentary film for Touchstone Pictures. Blakeman recently received national acclaim as the straight actor who played the part of a gay man in the history-making Ikea television commercial, which is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Television and Radio, and was named one of the 50 best commercials of all time by Entertainment Weekly magazine.

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Political Humor and Political Reality

06.06.07 | 01:17:11 min | 0 comments