NPR’s Audie Cornish & Riz Ahmed

NPR Presents

Sold Out: NPR’s Audie Cornish & Riz Ahmed

Wed 10/17/18

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

This event is all ages

Join NPR’s  Audie Cornish, host of All Things Considered, as she sits down with creatives for intimate, long-form conversations about their projects and process, how they stay inspired, and what it means to be creating work in conversation with American culture in 2018.

Live from murmrr Ballroom, Audie will chat with British actor, rapper and activist, Riz Ahmed. While known best for his characters in Nightcrawler, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and HBO’s The Night Of, Ahmed is also a performer in the critically acclaimed rap duo Swet Shop Boys. His most recent projects include this Fall’s dark comedy, The Sisters Brothers and Marvel film, Venom.

 

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Audie Cornish
Audie Cornish
Audie Cornish is a co-host of All Things Considered, NPR's award-winning afternoon newsmagazine.

Previously, she served as host of Weekend Edition Sunday. Prior to moving into that host position in the fall of 2011, Cornish reported from Capitol Hill for NPR News, covering issues and power in both the House and Senate and specializing in financial industry policy. She was part of NPR's six-person reporting team during the 2008 presidential election, and had a featured role in coverage of the Democratic National Convention in Denver.

Cornish comes to Washington, D.C., from Nashville, where she covered the South for NPR, including many the Gulf states left reeling by the 2005 hurricane season. She has also covered the aftermath of other disasters, including the deaths of several miners in West Virginia in 2006, as well as the tornadoes that struck Tennessee in 2006 and Alabama in 2007.
Riz Ahmed
Riz Ahmed
Rizwan "Riz" Ahmed , also known as Riz MC, is a British actor, rapper and activist. While known best for his characters in Nightcrawler, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and HBO’s The Night Of, Ahmed is also a performer in the critically acclaimed rap duo Swet Shop Boys. His most recent projects include this Fall’s dark comedy, The Sisters Brothers and Marvel film, Venom.

A recent New York Times Magazine article gives insight into Ahmed saying, “You don’t expect a South Asian actor to be in blockbusters, westerns, Shakespeare, hip-hop and TV about immigrant families, but there he is, because these are not separate strains of the culture — they are all one thing, and that thing is him.”
Venue Information:
Murmrr Ballroom
17 Eastern Pkwy
Brooklyn, NY, 11238
http://www.murmrr.com/