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Daily Show’ films in Lawrence; segment focuses on ‘Brownback’s Conservative Experiment’

"The Daily Show" correspondent Jessica Williams films a segment for an upcoming episode of the Comedy Central show, Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014, at the Lawrence Arts Center.

"The Daily Show" correspondent Jessica Williams films a segment for an upcoming episode of the Comedy Central show, Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014, at the Lawrence Arts Center.

October 8, 2014, 12:33 p.m. Updated October 17, 2014, 8:04 a.m.

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"The Daily Show" correspondent Jessica Williams poses in front of the Lawrence Arts Center, Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014. Williams and crew members were in town to film a segment for an upcoming episode of the Comedy Central show.

"The Daily Show" correspondent Jessica Williams poses in front of the Lawrence Arts Center, Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014. Williams and crew members were in town to film a segment for an upcoming episode of the Comedy Central show.

UPDATE, Oct. 17 — View embedded video below, or watch the segment at Comedy Central's website.

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Lawrence played host to Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” earlier this week.

“Daily Show” correspondent Jessica Williams and crew members filmed at various locations around town Monday and Tuesday, including the Lawrence Arts Center.

Susan Tate, the Arts Center’s chief executive director, said “Daily Show” staff reached out to the center Monday about using one of their classrooms as a location for an interview with a Kansas Teacher of the Year. Wint Winter Jr., CEO and General Counsel at Peoples Bank, was also interviewed for the program, though not at the Lawrence Arts Center, Tate said.

The segment will focus on the state’s recent cuts in education funding, said Ric Averill, the Arts Center’s artistic director of performing arts.

Averill, who was present during taping at the Arts Center, said it was a fun experience and described Williams as “really friendly and wonderful.”

He said the crew was able to check out a bit of Lawrence during their two days in town and seemed to enjoy their stay. They were particularly impressed by the diversity of Lawrence’s dining scene, after visiting local restaurants 715 and The Burger Stand — both suggestions from Arts Center staff, Averill said.

“They came with eastern preconceptions about Lawrence, and I think they left with a very positive opinion of Lawrence and probably a better opinion of Kansas than they came in with,” he said.


Video

The Daily Show: Sam Brownback's Conservative Kansas Experiment

Comments

Joe Blackford II 3 years, 8 months ago

That would be almost funny, IF you didn't live in KANSAS.

The Great Experiment, as brought to Kansans by Sam the Sham & the SayNos.

Cille King 3 years, 8 months ago

New postings to the League of Women Voters of Lawrence/Douglas County website, lawrenceleague.com, under the Elections section on the left side of the page, are links to:

judge evaluations, (at least one getting low approval ratings)

channel 6 coverage of the KS House candidates forum for districts 10, 42, 46,

Wichita Eagle link to statewide candidates questions and answers, and

Lawrence Journal World articles on candidates.

Please pass this information on to your friends, neighbors, relatives, and other groups.

Happy election season

Kate Rogge 3 years, 8 months ago

I liked it. It wasn't another hatchet job on stupid, stupid Kansas. I also liked that Wint Winter made the point we are traditionally a moderate state (usually, but not always, leaning towards the Republican party's candidates).

We've lost our way with Brownback, Roberts, and Kobach, and have gone way too far beyond any moderate stance on taxation, school funding, voting rights, women's rights, and a responsible safety net for those Kansans who can't wait until Brownback's Good Ship Lollipop comes into port. Time for a change.

Kate Rogge 3 years, 8 months ago

Kris Kobach Pushed Kansas to the Right. Now Kansas Is Pushing Back. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/17/us/politics/voter-id-firebrand-kris-kobach-takes-a-low-profile-kansas-office-out-of-the-shadows.html?ref=politics

"Mr. Kobach said many [speaking about 22,000 disenfranchised Kansas voters] began the registration process while getting a driver’s license but could not be bothered to follow through with a birth certificate, which can be emailed from a phone. “They go to the D.M.V. and the lady says, ‘Do you want to register to vote?’ They don’t want to seem rude so they say yes,” he said. “They don’t really have the intention of voting.”

Yeah. 22,000 people didn't want to seem rude at a DMV office.

Joe Blackford II 3 years, 8 months ago

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