Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Maverick Speaker Series
Back in November 2012, Ray and I enjoyed seeing comedian/writer Seth Meyers. In his eleventh season at Saturday Night Live, Meyers anchors the Weekend Update. His pithy comments, pauses, and impish grin lampoon our world and also raise awareness with humor.
Generous with his time, Seth Meyers gave a 1-1/2 hour comedy routine. He regaled us with SNL stories, commented on the ridiculousness of video gaming, and was happy that Texas was not seceding from the union. "I'd hate for Friday Night Lights to be in the foreign film section." He gently poked fun at Governor Perry, Texas, and the whole political scene.
Whether in his presentation or the follow-up Q&A, Meyers showed quick wit, intelligence, and all-around "sorta normal" guy on the street vibe. Seth Meyers was a worthy Mavericks speaker. Ray and I came away smiling and impressed.
http://www.uta.edu/maverickspeakers (It is free. You just have to sign in for pre-printed tickets. First come, first serve on seating.)