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Rob
54 events
31 reviews
2 stars
attended Feb 10 2011

It was great, if not for Goldstar, it would have slipped by me. The editors that came from the Onion seemed to be funny men, funny writers, but not necessarily refined performers. This was not a negative, but actually enhanced the performance. It...continued

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10 reviews
19 stars
attended Feb 10 2011

It was fun. Didn't know what to expect. Basically two of the editors stood on stage read headlines, told some stories, and led a Q. & A. session. The audience questions were a bit awkward, and some were a train wreck - which was quite awesome in...continued

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6 reviews
1 stars
attended Feb 10 2011

We enjoyed the performance, and I also agree that the editors, as fine as they are not professional actors.

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Read The Onion at its website.

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Deadpan satire and journalistic skill collide in the phenomenon that is The Onion. Founded in 1988 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the “fake news” newspaper is the notable precursor to such biting, faux-news programs as _ The Daily Show_ and _The Colbert Report. _

Last year, The Onion News Network, an online send-up of 24-hour cable TV news, was named a Peabody Award winner and praised as “hilarious, trenchant and not infrequently hard to distinguish from the real thing.” Join current Onion editor Joe Randazzo and fellow staffers for a multimedia discussion on the state of media, politics and pop culture as they offer up insight into how the paper’s culture-skewering stories and hilarious headlines are created.