January 26

Drunk TED Talks

8 pm

Drunk TED Talks

Please note: All events at The Whistler are non-ticketed and free admission. First come, first served.

Drunk TED Talks is the world’s premiere source of drunk knowledge. Writers, artists, comedians, and other performers make PowerPoints on subjects they’re passionate about — from the finer points of how animals have sex to Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours — then get drunk and deliver their taking points to an audience. It is not affiliated with TED, thankfully.

Started in Chicago in 2012 before moving to New York, Drunk TED Talks makes a triumphant (?) return to the city with talks on subjects including Billy Corgan, Mike Ditka, and the Reaganesque mysteries of EPCOT.

Tonight’s speakers are:

  • Erik Adams (The A.V. Club)
  • Sasha Geffen (MTV News)
  • Britt Julious (Chicago Tribune)
  • Josh Terry (Redeye)

Past speakers have included Tavi Gevinson, Sadie Dupuis (of Sad13 and Speedy Ortiz), Heben Nigatu (Another Round, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert), Josh Gondelman (Last Week Tonight), Dan McCoy (The Flophouse, The Daily Show), Amy Rose Spiegel (author of Action), and writers and editors at a ton of places like Jezebel, Rolling Stone, BuzzFeed, The New York Times, Slate, etc.

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