Ron Swanson is coming to Brown


According Lecture Board President Kaivan Shroff ’15, actor (and…carpenter) Nick Offerman will be speaking at Brown as the Lecture Board’s fall speaker. Though unconfirmed on the Lecture Board website, the lecture apparently will take place on December 4 in Salomon 101. The talk will include a 45-minute speech followed by a Q&A.

Though Offerman is not the speaker the student body voted for (that would be Toni Morrison), he is bound to attract large crowds because of his Parks and Recreation fame, playing fan favorite Ron Swanson. Offerman has also recently been featured in 22 Jump Street, The Lego Movie, and has made numerous television appearances.

Other speakers featured in the poll were unavailable, while Morrison’s team did not think she was healthy enough to make the trip. We’re not exactly sure what the talk will be about, but we hope it includes facial hair and shower thoughts. Maybe he’ll discuss his mysterious alternate career in woodworking. As always, tickets will be distributed through a lottery.

To get you ready for what will hopefully be a lecture full of laughs, here’s a picture of Offerman sans mustache (sorry No Shave November).


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