Has your life been taken over by presidential election fever? Well, that fever won’t be breaking any time soon. After all, it’s still only 2011. We’ve got a year and half of campaigning, punditry, and surprise “targeted operations” that nab long-wanted terrorists, before our country’s future will be decided. Never one to come late to a party, satirist Andy Borowitz kicks off the party at Countdown to Election ’12: Only 538 Days Left. Borowitz is joined by a top-notch panel, including comic Susie Essman (Curb Your Enthusiasm), New Yorker columnist Hendrik Hertzberg, and Calvin Trillin, for a very early assessment of the presidential playing field. The discussion will be followed by a mixer.

Wed., May 18, 8 p.m., 2011