April 13, 2017

An Evening with Aparna Nancherla

Thursday, April 13, 2017, the MIT Communications Forum welcomes comedian Aparna Nancherla for a moderated discussion with MIT philosophy professor Kieran Setiya. We hope to see you all there.

An Evening with Aparna Nancherla

Thursday, April 13, 2017

5:00–7:00 pm

Room 3–270, MIT

Seating is first come, first served

Named one of Variety’s Ten Comics to Watch for 2016, Aparna Nancherla has racked up appearances on ConanLast Comic StandingInside Amy Schumer, and The Jim Gaffigan Show. A former writer on Late Night with Seth Meyers and Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, Nancherla heads to MIT to discuss her career and using humor to tackle depression. MIT philosophy professor Kieran Setiya moderates.


Aparna Nancherla is a comedian and host of the long-running underground comedy show, Whiplash, at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in New York. She has appeared on Conan@midnightAdam Devine’s House Party, and NBC’s Last Comic Standing.

Moderator:  Kieran Setiya is a philosophy professor at MIT and author of five books including Midlife: A Philosophical Guide to be published in 2017.

This event is co-sponsored by the De Florez Fund for Humor and is free for the MIT community and general public. For more information on this and other Communications Forum events, head to