New Yorker Fest goes virtual for 2020 w/ Fiona Apple, Steve Martin, Jerry Seinfeld & more
The New Yorker Festival is going virtual for its 2020 edition which will take place October 5-11. It's also a smaller lineup than usual while still featuring the festival's signature mix of the arts, politics, and culture.
The lineup includes: Fiona Apple, who will talk with Emily Nussbaum and perform on 10/10; Steve Martin & Jerry Seinfeld, who will talk with Susan Morrison on 10/7; Dr Anthony Fauci, who will talk with Michael Specter about pandemic things on 10/5; Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Senator Elizabeth Warren ,who will talk with Andrew Marantz on 10/5; and Chris Rock, who will talk about the new season of Fargo with series creator Noah Hawley on 10/6.
The New Yorker Festival will also host a drive-in screening of One Night in Miami, which is Regina King's directorial debut, at the Queens Drive-in on October 11. After the screening there will be a virtual Q&A with King, screenwriter Kemp Powers, and David Remnick.
Those are all ticketed events, but there are a couple free ones too, including "A Global Reckoning" on 10/10 where writers Jonathan Franzen, Elizabeth Kolbert, and Bill McKibben will discuss the climate crisis.
Check out the full 2020 New Yorker Festival lineup here.