Sep 14

Carleton Virtual Breakfast Club

Thu, September 14, 2023 • 9:00am - 10:00am (1h) • virtual

Carleton Virtual Breakfast Club

with Peter Gwinn '93

Thursday, September 14, 2023
9 a.m. Central Time
via Zoom

During Fall term of his Freshman year at Carleton, Peter went to a football game to watch his roommate play. But he was distracted by the fact that, where Bethel had cheerleaders, Carleton had five people dressed like Vikings that kept disrupting the cheerleaders by having sword fights right in front of them whenever they started a routine.  "Who is that?" he asked his RA.  "That's the school's improv group."  And Peter said, "I want to do that."

That dream of one day harassing Division III cheerleaders became a 30-year career in comedy, much of it paid!  Peter won two Emmy Awards as an original member of the writing staff for The Colbert Report, and is currently a writer for Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me! on NPR.

Join Peter as he describes his journey from the Nourse Little Theater to the glamor of the Governor's Ball, to the cubicles of NPR, and takes you inside the workings of a professional news-based comedy writer's room.

Register by Wednesday, September 13 to participate in this Zoom event.

Cost: None.

Unable to join our live event? No problem—we will post a recording of the event on our Alumni Events Recordings page.

Questions? Contact Alumni Relations via email or 800-729-2586. To join the Carleton Breakfast Club email list, email and indicate you would like to be added to the Carleton Breakfast club email list.

Event Contact: Krista Herbstrith

Event Summary

Carleton Virtual Breakfast Club
  • Intended For: General Public, Students, Faculty, Staff, Alums, Prospective Students, Families
  • Categories: Lecture/Panel

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