The now familiar platform of the TED Talk is one that’s loveably academic and incredibly earnest — and its been ripe for parody quite some time now. Enter TEDxxx — Ideas Worth Dreading, a series of tongue-in-cheek lectures given by passionate, knowledgeable and very drunk writers and comedians. Examples of some of the slated presentations include Jezebel’s Culture Editor Julianne Escobedo Shepherd on “Get Off My Dick: How Masculinist Fashion Trends Like Health Goth and Athleisure are Pillaging the Streets and Destroying America’s Youth,” and plenty of others. It’s a great bridge between hearing intelligent, funny people talk seriously about subjects they know well, and getting drunk with said people. There will be power points and assuredly, plenty of puns. Space is limited so RSVP for guaranteed entry until the capacity has been reached.
Sat., Nov. 29, 9:30 p.m., 2014
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on November 26, 2014