FP and the Comedy Cellar Co-Host Election Party Debate
Join the Election night party as FP's CEO and editor David Rothkopf teams up with the Comedy Cellar to moderate a panel of the country’s wittiest people in comedy and media.
When? Tuesday, November 8th at 7:00pm Where? Right here! We will be live streaming from the Comedy Cellar, a famous comedy club in NYC where the top comedians perform.
The panel includes:
David J. Rothkopf: David J. Rothkopf is CEO and editor of the FP Group, where he oversees all editorial, publishing, events, and FP Analytics services. David is the author of numerous internationally acclaimed books, including Power, Inc., Superclass, and Running the World. His most recent book, National Insecurity: American Leadership in an Age of Fear, was published in the fall of 2014. He writes a weekly column for foreignpolicy.com, and is a frequent contributor to leading newspapers and magazines, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Financial Times, CNN, Newsweek, Time, and many others. He is also the host of The Editoru2019s Roundtable (The E.R.) podcast, a weekly program that triages the big issues of the day, and has appeared as a TED Talk speaker about how fear drives American politics.
Cameron Abadi: Cameron Abadi is senior editor at Foreign Policy magazine. He previously worked at The New Republic and Foreign Affairs, and has covered presidential elections in Iran, Germany, and the United States. His writing has appeared in Bloomberg Businessweek, the New Yorker, The New Republic, and Der Spiegel.
Mo Amer: Mohammed “Mo” Amer is an established standup comedianfrom Houston, Texas, who tours comedy clubs, theatres, and alt venues worldwide. He has performed in over 27 countries on five continents, as the first and only Arab-American refugee comic to perform for U.S. and coalition troopsoverseas, as well as with “Allah Made Me Funny—The Official Muslim ComedyTour.” He has performed with comedy legends – recently opening for Dave Chappelle – and has appeared at the Las Vegas Comedy Festival, the Malmo Arts Festival (Sweden), and the World’s Funniest Island Festival (Australia).
Max Boot: Max Boot is a military historian and foreign-policy analyst who has been called one of the u201cworldu2019s leading authorities on armed conflictu201d by the International Institute for Strategic Studies. The Jeane J. Kirkpatrick senior fellow in national security studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, Max Boot is the author of three widely acclaimed books: The Savage Wars of Peace: Small Wars and the Rise of American Power (2002), War Made New: Technology, Warfare, and the Course of History, 1500 to Today (2006), and, most recently, the New York Times best-sellerInvisible Armies: The Epic History of Guerrilla Warfare from Ancient Times to the Present (2013). Max Boot is also a contributing editor to The Weekly Standard and The Los Angeles Times, a blogger for Commentary, and a regular contributor to The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and many other publications. Max Boot has advised military commanders in Iraq and Afghanistan, and his books have been assigned reading by the military services. Max Boot was a senior foreign policy adviser to John McCain in 2007-2008, a defense policy adviser to Mitt Romney in 2011-2012, and head of the Counter-Terrorism Working Group for Marco Rubio in 2015-2016. He is writing two books for Norton/Liveright: a biography of Ronald Reagan and book entitled The Road Not Taken: Edward Lansdale and the American Experience in Vietnam.Max Boot graduated from the University of California, Berkeley (BA, history, 1991) and Yale University (MA, history, 1992). Born in Moscow, he grew up in Los Angeles, and now lives in New York City.
Ed Luce: Edward Luce is one of the most highly read columnists at the Financial Times, where he has also served as Washington bureau chief, Capital Markets editor, and South Asia bureau chief. From 1999 to 2001, he was speechwriter to Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers. Ed brings a Washington insider’s approach to American issues, ranging from the new normal economics, American foreign policy in an increasingly geopolitical world, to Obama’s presidency, the revival of U.S. cities, and the decline of the U.S. middle class.
Whitney Kassel: Whitney Kassel is a business development engineer at Palantir and a columnist for ForeignPolicy.com. She previously worked at The Arkin Group, an international investigations and private intelligence firm in New York, and at the Department of Defense on Pakistan and Counterterrorism policy from 2008-2011.
Mehran Khaghani: Mehran Khaghani is a standup comedian, emcee, actor, event producer, upstart, social advocate, serial yeller, trouble-maker, love-spreader, line-pusher and general intellect of intimidating proportion currently living in New York City. Remarkably gay and of Iranian descent, Mehran has a well-earned reputation as a performer who can make any event a raucous, joyous success.
Bonnie McFarlane: Bonnie McFarlane is a Canadian-American comedian and writer. She co-hosts the My Wife Hates Me podcast, has over 100 television credits, and is the author of the best-selling book “You’re Better Than Me.”
Paul Mecurio: Paul Mecurio is an Emmy-award-winning comedian and former writer for The Daily Show. He can also be seen on The Late Show w/ Stephen Colbert, CBS Sunday Morning, CNN, Fox News, and his own Comedy Central special.
Nimesh Patel: Nimesh Patel is a New York City-based standup comedian. He is known for having served as a writer for the 88th Academy Awards and was featured on Comedy Central’s Comics to Watch.
Joanna Rothkopf: Joanna Rothkopf is Features Editor at Jezebel where she has written about Young Republicans, teen entrepreneurs, and life with a tail. She has contributed funny and not-funny writing to a number of publications including the Atlantic, Vanity Fair, Salon, and the Huffington Post. She is also the host of Drunk Science, a monthly comedy show at Littlefield in Brooklyn that combines comedy, alcohol, and real-life scientists.
David Sanger:David Sanger is a national security correspondent for The New York Times and one of the newspaper’s senior writers. He is also the bestselling author of “Confront and Conceal: Obama’s Secret Wars and Surprising Use of American Power,” and “The Inheritance.” He has been a member of two teams that won the Pulitzer Prize and has received numerous awards for coverage of the presidency and national security policy. He also teaches national security policy at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.
Andrew Schultz: Andrew Schultz is a standup comedian and host of the Brilliant Idiots podcast. He can also be seen on IFC’s Benders, and MTV’s Girl Code and Guy Code. He has also appeared as a regular panelist on Fox News.