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Lovett or Leave It

Lovett or Leave It

Presented by
AEG Presents
$25.00 - $109.50
Thursday, January 30, 2020, 8:00 pm

A week in review with a live audience. It’s great.

Each week, former Obama speechwriter Jon Lovett and a panel of comedians, actors, journalists, and some of the many, many famous Friends of the Pod appear before a live audience to break down the week’s biggest news and make fun of whatever bullshit came out of our insane political nightmare factory. Quizzes! Impressions! Shouting at cable news clips! And everyone’s favorite: nuanced discussion. New episodes every Saturday.

Joining Lovett or Leave It at this event:

ROB SAND - Iowa State Auditor
LYZ LENZ - Cedar Rapids Gazette Columnist
STACEY WALKER - Linn County Supervisor District 1
MICHAEL MOORE - Documentary Filmmaker and Author

Jon Lovett Bio

Jon Lovett is a former presidential speechwriter, as well as a TV writer, podcast host, and straight shooter WIDELY respected on both sides. In 2017, he founded Crooked Media with Jon Favreau and Tommy Vietor, to build a progressive media network with shows, analysis, and sweet, sweet content that informs, entertains, and inspires action.

There, he co-hosts “Pod Save America” and hosts “Lovett or Leave It,” two of the most popular political podcasts in the country. Before Crooked, he served as a presidential speechwriter in the Obama White House, co-created a comedy on NBC called “1600 Penn” (which was cancelled after one perfect season), and wrote speeches for Hillary Clinton. Jon was also once named “Washington’s funniest celebrity” before he left the nation’s capital forever.


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Jon Lovett tackles the Iowa caucuses at Hancher Auditorium
The Daily Iowan - Friday, January 31, 2020

Sitting down to tune in for a live podcast, audience members flooded Hancher Auditorium ― whether they wore an Elizabeth Warren sticker or Bernie Sanders T-shirt ― to see former President Obama speechwriter and podcaster Jon Lovett give a talk on the Iowa caucuses last Thursday night.

 'Talking Art' with Jon Lovett
WVIK - Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Jon Lovett, host of the irreverent podcast Lovett or Leave It, will be recording his show in front of a live audience at Hancher Auditorium in Iowa City on Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 8PM.

Pod Save America and Lovett or Leave It Announce 17-Date Tour: Exclusive
Billboard - Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett, Dan Pfeiffer and Tommy Vietor speak onstage at HBO Summer TCA 2018 at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on July 25, 2018 in Beverly Hills, Calif.

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