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DC Chapter Ted Talk - Need a Laugh? - "This is What Happens When You Reply to Spam E-mail"

Thursday, June 18, 2020
Time:
7:00-8:00 p.m. EST
Location: Online
Contact: EMILY BARROSSE
Phone: (267) 243 9673
Email: egbarrosse@gmail.com

For James Veitch, a British writer and comedian with a mischievous side, spam emails proved the perfect opening to have some fun, playing the scammers at their own game.

Why you should listen

Packed full of Nigerian princes, can't-miss investment opportunities and eligible Russian brides, James Veitch's correspondence with email spammers leads to surprising, bizarre and usually hilarious results. Out of this experiment came his first book, Dot Con. In 2014, his first solo comedy show, The Fundamental Interconnectedness of Everyone with an Internet Connection, premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe to wide acclaim. His second show, Genius Bar, focused on his time working for Apple, chronicles his attempts to fix his relationship using the same troubleshooting techniques he'd been using to fix iMacs, iPhones and iPods.

He lives in London with his full body pillow.