Wilmington University Speaker Series

Critically acclaimed comedian and Senior Editor of MAD magazine, Joe Raiola


October 16, 2014 6 — 7:00 p.m.
Doberstein Admissions Center / Auditorium
New Castle Campus

Images courtesy of Joe Raiola

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The Joy of Censorship: A Fiery Defense of the First Amendment

Hosted by the College of Arts and Sciences

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The Joy of Censorship and the First Amendment

Outspoken, outlandish and outrageous, MAD Magazine's Joe Raiola is a dynamic comedic force and one of the country's most passionate defenders of free speech. The Joy of Censorship comically reflects on today's most hotly debated first amendment issues, including controversial Supreme Court decisions, the limits of religious freedom in a secular society, FCC regulations, banned books, and the true meaning of obscenity.

Meet the Speaker

Joe Raiola is an American comedian, comedy writer, speaker, and producer. In 1985, Joe became a member of "the Usual Gang of Idiots" at MAD magazine, where he is currently serving as Senior Editor, a title which he insists "means nothing since I work at the only place in America where if you mature, you get fired." Joe is also the Executive Producer and creator of Theatre Within's Annual John Lennon Tribute. The tribute upholds John Lennon's vision to raise money to help feed the underprivileged, fund education programs for homeless children, build music schools in Third World countries, and support hurricane relief. His "The Joy of Censorship" presentation is thought-provoking and promises to challenge your perception of our First Amendment rights.