Headlined, Shadow Politics, November 15, 2015

Sam Pressler
Broadcast Date: 
November 15, 2015

Our guest this week is Sam Pressler - President and Executive Director of the Armed Services Arts Partnership.  Pressler is largely credited with establishing the robust veteran’s arts community in Southern Virginia, and for leading the transformation of W&M's policies toward its student veterans. He will be talking about his Comedy Bootcamp - an eight-week comedy writing and performing class exclusively for veterans and service members. By the end of the eight weekly sessions, participating veterans deliver a five-minute stand-up set to a public audience, and are then inducted into alumni meet-up groups. They have been featured in Soldiers Magazine, Military Times, Stars & Stripes, and on NPR, and the class is being covered by the Washington Post and ABC News this fall.