Wadup folks,

Another NewsPhlash update for you.

Right now, I'm sitting in a lecture hall on the campus of Iowa State University in Ames, IA. I started my day reading the US and Iowa constitutions' first amendments to a group of high school students on the steps of the school of agriculture. Tonight, I'll get to meet the First Lady of Journalism, Helen Thomas.

Part of First Amendment Day here focuses on political satire (thanks to the good work of Dave Saldana), and I have the honor of sharing a panel (Speaking Freely: The Future of Talk) and performance stage tomorrow with political comics Tina Dupuy and Barry Crimmins. I'll give a post-event wrap-up in blog and podcast form.

Second, I'm making another appearance on Radio Open Source tonight. The subject is basically, "Who's allowed to say what" in light of the Imussy situation. Check out my pre-show thoughts on the blog, and post your comments. I may rep you (or at least your ideas) on the air. Showtime is 7pm Eastern so hurry up!

Stagetime magazine, which covers the comedy industry, has posted a feature interview with me. Read it suckas!

Returning to NYC for live comedy next week! Make your reservations. I'll have 20 minutes to throw down.

Ivy League Comedy Showcase

Thursday April 26

Gotham Comedy Club, NYC



also, i'm doing twitter updates of the whole weekend. check it at twitter.com/baratunde