The Duke Progam in American Values and Institutions 

Scott Dikkers:

The Funny Story Behind the Funny Stories


Scott Dikkers

Monday, September 21, 4:30pm
Page Auditorium
General Seating
Free, Tickets required

Scott Dikkers founded the world’s first humor website,, in 1995. A few years earlier he helped found the original Onion newspaper. He’s served as The Onion’s owner and editor-in-chief, on and off, for much of the last quarter century.
Scott co-wrote and edited The Onion’s first original book, Our Dumb Century, a look at recent history through front pages of The Onion. It's sold over a million copes, debuting as a #1 New York Times and #1 amazon bestseller. He also co-wrote and edited The Onion’s second original book, Our Dumb World, a world atlas parody, which also debuted on the New York Times bestseller list.
Scott hosts a weekly podcast, The Comedy Insider, an in-depth discussion with comedy-industry professionals about their comedy journey, philosophy, and process.

This event is sponsored by the Duke Program in American Values and Institutions and co-sponsored by the Center for Politics, Leadership, Innovation and Service (POLIS), Duke Political Science, the DeWitt Wallace Center for Media and Democracy, Duke Political Union, Duke College Republicans and Duke Democrats. 

**Please arrive early. Late seating restrictions may be in effect.**